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Volume & Issue no: Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2015


A Case Study Of Occupational Hazards In Silk Industry
Author Name:
T.Subramani, S.K.Somasundaram
ABSTRACT Occupational safety and health (OSH) also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS) or workplace health and safety (WHS) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect coworkers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. The present study was undertaken to study the occupational hazards and problems faced by the inhabitants residing in an around the screen-printing units of Jetpur. A descriptive research design was planned using survey method. Beside, Grainage workers suffer from moth scales, which trigger asthma and conjunctivitis. While cocoons are put in hot water to loosen silk fibres for unwinding, the workers also put their bare hands in hot water, resulting in blisters in their hands leading to secondary infection, such as dermatitis. About 70 Benzidine based silk colorants such as azo dyes, release carcinogenic aromatic amines. Similarly, heavy metal complex dyes, are known to damage mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels and damage blood composition, lungs, kidneys and liver. Trivalent chromium used to fix silk dyes undergoes oxidation into hexavalent chromium, which leads to skin irritation, ulcers, sensitization and allergic contact dermatitis. Keywords:- Case Study,Occupational, Hazards, Silk, Industry
Cite this article:
T.Subramani, S.K.Somasundaram , " A Case Study Of Occupational Hazards In Silk Industry " , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2015 , pp. 223-233 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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