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Safety in garments industry

Industry is a place where some of products are produced by various machinery and worker. Because of too many workers do their work in a place, so they need to follow some rules and regulation to keep them healthy and safety?

Safety in garments industry

When a designer make an industry design they never compromise the safety of the worker would be used on that production. They decide where should be the dangerous machinery keep and how they are being operated with keep the safety distance. Designer used some identified symbol to keep the labor or worker safe must be known to every person in the industry. Though most of the small sizes of industry never use the entire safety symbol but they used a few essential symbols like entry, exit, fire, alarm, hazard, store, office, maintains etc.

If we research on worker health and safety, than there is no such rules and regulation before 1995. Worker need to be healthy and safety during working time and their personal life so in 1995 created a list of rules and regulation. All those rules and regulation are given blew with symbolic information.

 

Provisions of Facilities

Safety in garments industry -Facilities

  • Accommodation for clothing
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Atmospheric conditions
  • Common facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Seating
  • Facilities for rest
  • First aid
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance of facilities
  • Meals in places of work
  • General place of work ventilation
  • Removal of steam, fumes, dust and other contaminants
  • Toilets
  • Washing facilities
  • Drainage of floors
  • Fire precautions

 

 

General safety of provision

General safety of provision

  • Safety general
  • Cleanliness
  • Prevention of falls
  • Safe means of access and egress
  • Safety in confined spaces
  • Training and supervision
  • Overcrowding and airspace
  • Traffic control
  • Workers employed under loads
  • Lifting heavy tools
  • Protection from harmful noise and noise control
  • Electrical installation safety
  • Portable electric equipment
  • Signs, color coding and aisle marking
  • Duties of designers, manufacturers, suppliers and sellers of plant
  • Duties of designers, manufacturers, suppliers and sellers of protective clothing and equipment
  • Restriction on the employment of young persons

 

 

Hazards substance and materials

Hazards substance and materials

  • Protective clothing and equipment
  • Safe work on loose materials
  • Vessels containing liquids
  • Flame cutting and welding
  • Safety in refrigerated compartments and places where electromagnetic or ionizing radiation is generated
  • Precautions with respect to explosive or flammable substances
  • Storage of materials
  • Storage of hazardous substances
  • Eliminating hazardous substances
  • Safe use of harmful substances
  • Workplace exposure standards
  • Work with compressed air and high-pressure equipment

 

Occupational health

Occupational health

  • Identification of occupational health problems in places of work
  • General hygiene
  • Prevention of infection
  • Managing occupational health
  • Advice of employees
  • Stress
  • Occupational overuse syndrome (OOS)
  • Ergonomics at work
  • Changes in working hours and shift work
  • Violence at work
  • Language and cultural considerations
  • Alcohol and drug dependence

 

 

All those requirement is not only for those worker who work but also important for the owner of the industry because an unsafe place never motivate a worker to do their best performance. A dangerous working place could make a dangerous situation which is definitely not profitable for business. So all those requirement should followed by all of this production industry.

Md Mustak Ahmed: He is Editor-in-Chief of Textile Student Blog, researcher and article writer on textile technology. He is managing director of Bornomala Foundation, Magura, Bangladesh.