Textile

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India’s textiles sector is one of the mainstays of the national economy. It is also one of the largest contributing sectors of India’s exports contributing 11 per cent to the country’s total exports basket. The textiles industry is labour intensive and is one of the largest employers. The industry realised export earnings worth US$ 41.57 billion in 2013-14.

The future:

The Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US $108 billion, is expected to reach US $ 141 billion by 2021. The industry is the second largest employer after agriculture, providing direct employment to over 45 million and 60 million people indirectly. The Indian Textile Industry contributes approximately 5 per cent to GDP, and 14 per cent to overall Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

Safety of Textile Workforce:

Safe & Healthy World Consulting Services examines to promote health and safety to the workforce in textile industry India. The textile industry consists of a number of units engaged in spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing, finishing and a number of other processes that are required to convert fibre into a finished fabric or garment. The hazards and risk involved in the textile industry is high compared with other industries and least importance is given to textile industries.

The major safety and health issues in the textile industry can be stated as under:

Exposure to cotton dust
Exposure to chemicals
Exposure to noise, fire, temperature
Ergonomic issues like continuous work, improper work place
Electrical hazards short circuit happens
Physiological hazards personal problems, financial problem

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