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Men's apparel industrywide study at Harry I. Siegel Company, Inc., 100 South Mulberry, Dixon, Tennessee.

Authors
Nord PJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 46-31, 1974 Dec; :1-6
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
Publication Date
19741209
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-242760
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-46-31
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
SIC Code
2327
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
TN; OH
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