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The way to safety and health for textile finishing workers.

Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-208, 1977 May; :1-34
A booklet was discussed which was directed to the men and women working in the textile finishing industry including those employed in commission dyehouses, print works and finishing facilities, as well as in the dyeing and finishing departments of integrated mills. Good health and safety practices were included in the booklet as they relate to hazards of this industry. The section on recognizing hazards considered the amount of room needed to safely receive and greige goods; how to lift safely; safety practices to use in conjunction with hand trucks, forklifts, hoists, and conveyors; use of an electric hoist to move stock; the dangers of chemicals in the preparation departments; the use of respirators; the guarding of machines such as pulleys, belts, gears, and squeeze rollers; unsafe working surfaces; heat exposure; and skin contamination resulting in dermatitis. Hazards can be controlled through the use of personal protective equipment including gloves, goggles and face shields, aprons, safety shoes, respirators, and ear protectors. Additional sections dealt with machine safety, safety with chemicals, fire safety, first aid and medical treatment, and a listing of the NIOSH and OSHA Regional Offices.
Textiles-industry; Worker-health; Textile-workers; Textile-mills; Work-environment; Textile-finishing; Safety-practices; Manual-lifting; Safety-programs; Manual-materials-handling; Safety-measures
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