International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART A
Safety and health issues in workers in clothing and textile industries
Author(s): Neelam Singh
Textile industry in India contributes a lot to the growth of Indian economy and plays an important role in providing the employment to the rural and urban population in India but it fails to foster education and health as key component of human development. There are different hazards faced by the workers in textile industry such as exposure to cotton dust, exposure to chemicals, noise and ergonomics issues etc. There are also some factors, which are responsible to create the hazards in the working environment I.e. job strained, improper use of personal protective equipment stress, unhealthy working environment and poor working conditions etc. Most of the workers are illiterate and do not know that what protective measures should be adopted for their jobs. To prevent the health issues of workers in industries it is essential that the workers be aware of the various occupational hazards in the industry. It is also necessary that the management should take the necessary steps to protect workers from potential hazardous situation.
How to cite this article:
Neelam Singh. Safety and health issues in workers in clothing and textile industries. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):38-40.