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Apparel and Footwear Industry

Apparel and Footwear Industry Safety

The apparel and footwear industry is a global industry, where fashion designers, manufacturers, merchandisers, and retailers from all over the world collaborate to design, manufacture, and sell clothing, shoes, and accessories. The industry is characterized by short product life cycles, erratic consumer demand, an abundance of product variety, and complex supply chains.

A comparison of apparel and foowear industries shows that the rate of injuries varied among industries in 2010. Employees in thread mills had a higher than average injury rate of 6.7 per 100 full-time workers, whereas employees in yarn texturizing, throwing, and twisting thread mills suffered fewer injuries and illnesses at 1.8 percent.

In apparel manufacturing, the injury and illness rates in glove and mitten manufacturing, at 8.8 percent, was the highest of all measured occupations related to the fashion industry. Men's footwear (except athletic) manufacturing had a rate of 7.6 percent, compared with other footwear manufacturing at 3.6 percent.

What OSHAcademy can do for you

Convenience & Flexibility

As an employer, you have enough to worry about. OSHAcademy is happy to lighten your load and give you peace of mind with our no-nonsense, self-paced training that will help you and your employees work in a safe manner. Our training gives your employees the ability to use our website or download our PDF study guides so they can train whenever and wherever you want them to. Our courses can be viewed on a computer, tablet, smart phones, and even most eReader devices. You'll also find that our website is very user friendly, which enables your employees to take our training with ease.

Our friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff is available to help! If you need assistance navigating our website, registering students, completing the training, or purchasing certificates, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you!

OSHA Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 does not specifically address the responsibility of employers to provide health and safety information and instruction to employees. However, Section 5(a)(2) does require employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act." In addition, more than 100 of the Act's current standards contain training requirements. In short, the employer needs to ensure their employees have received training for the hazards that exist in their workplace, and the equipment, policies, and procedures used to address those hazards. The employer is also required to document the identity of the employee, the date of training, and the means used to verify that the employee understood the training. When you purchase OSHAcademy's certificate packages and your employees complete a program or course, you receive the documentation needed to help meet OSHA's training requirements.

This training applies to the following employees:

Affordability & Discounts

OSHAcademy is the price leader in the Occupational Safety & Health Industry. You may access our course material for free so you'll know what you're getting before your employees begin a training course. If you would like to document your employees training results you may purchase training certificates for a small fee. We also offer corporate discounts in addition to our already inexpensive prices! Our safety training will also help to reduce liabilities, workers' compensation expenditures, and employee turnover.

Courses to Consider

Employees

* Covers specific hazards that OSHA has emphasized for this particular industry.

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Programs to Consider

Safety Committees
Safety Trainers
Management

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Please note: Our training courses provide essential general knowledge awareness training about each topic, however an employer must provide training for the specific equipment, policies, and procedures in use at their work site(s).