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Document ID (ISN)67478
CIS number 96-1720
ISBN(s) 87-7534-526-9
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Branchebillede 8
Title Textile and clothing industry
Original title Tekstil- og beklædningsindustri [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Arbejdstilsynet, At-Salg, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 1995. 69p. Price: DKK 100.00 + tax.
Abstract A systematic summary of publications and documentation regarding working environment factors and the state of workers' health in the Danish textile and clothing industry. The industry is characterized by the handling and treating of textile and leather. It includes 37 different occupations with a total of 30,000 employees. The main problems are: strain injuries, exposure to chemicals and noise. Monotonous work in combination with an accelerated work rate seems to be very common. Exposure to dust, solvents, respiratory irritants and formaldehyde is the most common chemical factor. Another widespread factor is psychological effects. The incidence of reported sickness due to the working environment is high. Ready-made clothing factories, which include 1/3 of the employees in the industry, report most of such sicknesses but tanneries, cotton-mills, weaving mills and the clothing industry seem to be the most exposed occupations considering the number of employees.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; occupational safety; clothing industry; conditions of work; textile industry; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; noise; monotonous work; psychological effects; dust; statistics; strain injuries; respiratory diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry