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Men's Apparel Industrywide Study at Harry I. Siegel Company, Inc., 100 South Mulberry, Dixon, Tennessee.

Authors
Nord-PJ
Source
NIOSH 1974 Dec:6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106932
Abstract
Hazards associated with the men's apparel industry were investigated at Harry I. Siegel Company, Incorporated (SIC-2327) in Dixon, Tennessee, on October 30, 1974. Three hundred and eighty one workers were employed in sewing operations connected with the manufacturing of men's pants. The factory had no medical, industrial hygiene or safety programs. Health information about new employees was recorded, but no pre-employment medical examination was required. Cotton, cotton blend, wool blend and synthetic materials were used. Noise levels ranged from 75 to 86 decibels. Illumination levels ranged from 40 to 300 foot candles. Dust concentrations ranged from 0.15 to 1.08 milligrams per cubic meter. Fiber diameters ranged from 2.0 to 20 microns. Fiber length was 20 microns.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-4; Workplace-studies; Noise-pollution; Air-contamination; Airborne-dusts; Health-services; Garment-workers; Textiles; Occupational-health-programs; IWS-46-31;
Publication Date
19741209
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-242760
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-46-31
NIOSH Division
DFSCI;
SIC Code
2327;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Environmental Investigations Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages
State
TN; OH;
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