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Safety Information Profile: Bleaching Processes Associated with the Textile Industry.

Authors
Nichols-EM
Source
NIOSH 1979 Apr:44 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091509
Abstract
A safety information profile is presented for the textile bleaching industry (SIC-2231). Fire, explosion, and health hazards are described and hazard control measures for bleaching by chemical oxidation, normally using hydrogen-peroxide (7722841) and infrequently using sodium-chlorite (7758192) and sodium-hypochlorite (7681529), are reviewed. Occupational accident and illness statistics are tabulated and industry trends and existing standards are discussed. Names and addresses of industry associations, unions, companies, and other interested parties are given. It is concluded that industry injury rates probably are not excessive, injury rate data for the textile bleaching process should be collected and reviewed, and federal regulations for control of bleaching process occupational hazards are inadequate. Federal adoption of industrial association guidelines for the control of hydrogen peroxide hazards is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0130; Textile-industry; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Accident-statistics; Industrial-operations; Industrial-processes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards; Textile-machinery;
CAS No.
7722-84-1; 7758-19-2; 7681-52-9;
Publication Date
19790401
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-152792
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0130
NIOSH Division
DSR;
SIC Code
2231;
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
VA; WV;
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