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Workwear Articles

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How Long Am I Safe?

Frank Schaaf is Head Nurse at Evonikís multi-user site in Antwerp. His approach to calculating safe-use times for coveralls used for protection against chemicals on site brings a level of understanding to an issue commonly misinterpreted in the industry, which deserves consideration by anyone involved in hazardous chemical protection.

Textile Workersí Safety

Textiles is one of the most labour intensive industries there is. Demands placed on supply chains in the sector, many of them from big multinational retailers, mean that people work long hours.

Working with Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials are being used in an increasingly diverse range of products, but what if any, are the potential health implications of working with the substances?

Technical Textiles

Technical Textiles are defined as materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics.

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Illuminating Safety

Shining the spotlight on high visibility and fluorescent textiles, Dave Matthews considers the present market and future possibilities for protective technical textiles.

Flame Resistant Clothing

One of the most essential forms of protective equipment that is paramount for use in the oil and gas industry is flame resistant (FR) clothing.

High Visibility

This article gives a brief overview of the standards, what is needed for certification and any changes to requirements.

Chemical Protective Attire

Ali Sadeddin presents guidelines for the selection and use of chemical protective clothing.

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Chemicals in the Workplace and their Management

Chris Packham looks at chemicals in the workplace and their management, with particular emphasis on skin exposure and its consequences.

Wearable Technology

Wearable electronics are expected to revolutionise the way we live and work. In this article, Dr Georges Kotrotsios addresses how smart watches and developments in technical textiles and can be harnessed to protect industrial workers.

Product Development

In Trainers We Trust

You may have the best intentions to provide your staff with the finest training available, but how do you know what quality you are getting from training providers? Do you know the experience of the person delivering the training?

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Woollen Technical Textiles

Buying Your Safety

Protective Clothing

High Visibility Standards

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Equipped to Handle Hazards

Step Towards Safety

Ergonomic Gloves

Stepping Out of Danger

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Dressing for the Weather

Avoiding Electrical Risks

Lethal Considerations

Prevention is Better than Cure

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Wearable Robotic Protection

Safety And Fashion

Bridging the Protection Abyss

Technical Textiles

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Suitable Control Choices

Burning Questions

Asbestos Gloves

Fitting the Occasion

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Climbing To Safety

Life Or Death Options

Stepping Towards Safety

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

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Breathe Safe

As framed by the 2003 outbreak of SARS in France, Drs Marie Laure Joly-Guillou and Maurice Tanguy look at the development and importance of respiratory protective equipment.

Surgical Drapes and Gowns

Nosocomial infections, that is infections acquired in the hospital or in a healthcare facility, constitute a major problem in public health. These infections are among the ten leading causes of death in industrialised countries.

Protective Barriers

In this edition of AMH we run the views of two student doctors working with the organisation Medic to Medic, a UK charity supporting healthcare training and education. Boston Zimba and Tamsin Lillie share their experiences of the role workwear plays in a hospital environment, starting with Zimbaís detailed overview of numerous kinds of PPE, followed by Lillieís personal account of the infection control challenges she encountered in Malawi.

The Role Of Textiles In Chains Of Infection

Several studies show textiles to play an important role in the chains of infection caused by pathogenic microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses1-11. These germs are found on clothing and household textiles which can carry the pathogens from person to person, country to country and continent to continent. This is why, especially in healthcare institutions such as hospitals and care homes, particular attention must be paid to textiles and their correct cleaning as part of infection prevention.

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Selection of Workwear and Provisions for its Aftercare

Providing a safe and hygenic system for appropriately clothing your workforce Workwear is usually defined as clothing specifically designed to be worn in the workplace. Workwear can be worn both to protect the worker or to protect patients, products and equipment from various sorts of contamination.

Thinking Behind Clothing

The effect of clothing systems on mental performance Todayís world of work is complex and highly technical. Numerous tasks require workers to show a very high level of concentration which must be maintained for a considerable period of time. Since these tasks which require (cognitive) concentration are often associated with a high degree of responsibility, a deterioration in mental performance can have serious consequences, sometimes with implications for peopleís health, or even survival.

Medical Workwear and Footwear

Brian McCarthy looks at the global span of the technical textiles industry, highlighting its history and diverse applications, including the importance of novel technologies to hygiene in the medical workwear and footwear sector.

Reusable Medical Textiles

Itís a universal fact that healthcare facilities around the world are under pressure to contain costs while maintaining or improving services offered. One means to contain and even reduce costs is to increase your organisationís use of reusable medical textiles.

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