Best Practices In Chemical Management for Textile Manufacturing
Cahn, Doug; Clifford, Robert
The apparel industry in Haiti is poised to move beyond the "cut and sew" processes which have characterized its operations to the present time. Chemical usage has largely been limited to spot cleaning and some washing activities, but as washing increases and other fabric treatment processes are integrated into the Haitian industry, chemical usage at these factories will increase and become more varied. The factories must be prepared to identify and control the chemical hazards associated with these newly integrated operations which may pose risks to workers, the community and the environment.