Occupational Health Hazards due to Chemicals in Textile Industry

Ms. Bhuvaneswari. S, Dr Muthukumar. K


The textile industry, the workers were committed into the hazardous area to carry out the working process. The major health and safety issues are exposed to cotton dust, exposure to hazardous chemicals, exposure to noise and ergonomics issues. The garments requires a number of processes such as spinning, colorization, weaving, stitching and finishing. In the form of physical hazards, fire hazards and ergonomical hazards. The textile industry deals with “Non-traditional dusts” which mainly initiate fibers into fragmentation and abrasion. This lack of knowledge about the explosion properties of textile industry.

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