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Handle Laundry Safely (Correctional Facilities)

January 2013
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-122
cover of 2013-122

Protect yourself

  • Put wet or soiled laundry in a plastic bag while wearing gloves.
  • Wear gloves while handling all dirty laundry.
  • Wash your hands after removing gloves.

How to do laundry

  • Use the warmest water recommended on detergent and clothing labels.
  • Laundry may not get clean if the washer is packed too full of clothes.
  • Machine dry completely.
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