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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-77

Ergonomic interventions to improve work environment in garment manufacturing units


1 Department of Family Resource Management, Home Science College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, India
2 Department of Home Science, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Gandhigram, India
3 Occupational Health Services, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchirapalli, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.27304

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The work environment in the garment manufacturing units is unhealthy and unsafe for the workers, resulting in several health problems. Analysis of garment manufacturing units using a combination of techniques revealed that the congested work area, improper ventilation, dust, unergonomic workstations, excessive noise and non-use of personal protective equipment were the major constraints faced by the workers in these units. Based on the study, interventions to improve the work environment, safety aspects and work methods have been suggested which could be adopted on a wider scale.






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