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Plant Observation Report and Evaluation, Altavista Plant, Burlington Industries, Altavista, Virginia.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1981 Mar:120 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00237107
Abstract
An on site visit was conducted to observe the dyeing and finishing operations for textiles at the Altavista Plant, Burlington Industries, Altavista, Virginia. The facility was engaged in the dyeing and finishing of polyester piece goods, and employed 1,300 workers on three shifts. Operations at the facility were observed. Polyester material in rope form was usually dyed in a closed system pressure jet beck. Dyeing was accomplished by passing a moving stream of pressurized dye liquor onto the fabric. In the finishing department the finishing chemicals were mixed and applied. A statement regarding the company's safety and health policy was included in the safety manual given to each new worker. The safety committee included management and supervisory staff, and met monthly. Each department had a safety coordinator and a departmental safety committee that included hourly wage employees. Classroom instruction, 9 hours, was provided to all newly hired workers. Industrial safety evaluations have been performed in the areas of heat stress, airborne dye particulates, air contaminant generation from plastic sealing presses, and air quality in forklift operations.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-79-0001; Textiles-industry; Textile-workers; Dyeing-industry; Industrial-safety-programs; Industrial-hygiene;
Publication Date
19810305
Document Type
Final Contract Report;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-187454
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
Contract-210-79-0001
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
VA;
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