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Document ID (ISN)101069
CIS number 03-91
ISBN(s) 972-8321-45-7
Year 2001
Convention or series no. IDICT Série Informação Técnica 14
Author(s) Ferreira M.J., Melo J.L., Neves A., Stokler C.
Title The shoemaking industry - Occupational safety and health manual
Original title Indústria do calçado - Manual de prevenção [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, June 2001. 119p. Illus. 40 ref. Price: EUR 6.23.
Abstract This manual presents an analysis of hazards in the shoe industry, as well as the necessary prevention measures. The various steps involved in shoe manufacture are described (cutting, sewing, mounting and finishing), and the hazards (mechanical, electrical, chemical and thermal, respirable dust, noise, fire, lighting) are evaluated in terms of their effects on exposed workers. Preventive measures (training and information, signalling, personal protective equipment, collective protection) are specified, together with the role of safety and health services. A glossary and applicable legislation are appended.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; training material; shoe industry; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) training manuals; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; safety and health training; risk factors; glossary; health hazards
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
OSH training