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Document ID (ISN)102551
CIS number 03-1703
ISBN(s) 85-86831-09-3
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational safety and health manual - Clothing industry
Original title Manual de segurança e saúde no trabalho - Indústria do vestuário [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information SESI, Departamento Regional de São Paulo, Av. Paulista 1313, CEP 01311-923, São Paulo, Brazil, 2003. 241p. Illus. 94 ref. Index.
Abstract This manual covers the safety and health aspects that are specific to the Brazilian clothing industry. It describes the hazards of this industry and proposes preventive measures aimed at protecting workers and improving productivity. Contents: types of clothing industries; general work organization; types of workers at special risk (children, home workers, women, handicapped persons, elderly workers); risk factors and methods of control; enterprise safety and hygiene committees; determining the risk chart; environmental hazard prevention programmes; medical supervision programmes, profiles of the enterprises examined in the context of a study aimed at providing an overview of the variety of activities in the clothing sector; legal aspects.
Descriptors (primary) risk factors; plant safety and health organization; clothing industry
Descriptors (secondary) older workers; Brazil; legal aspects; work efficiency; home work; ergonomics; safety and health committees; chemical hazards; biological hazards; women; child labour; medical supervision; physical hazards; manuals
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Older workers
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Child labour