OHS-Workshop für Mentoren, Lahore, September 2015

In the framework of the programme “Support of reforms in the education sector in Pakistan”, the Chairman of the Management Board of BG ETEM, Mr. Olaf Petermann, the Technical Supervisory Official and manager of one BG Education and Training Centre, Mr. Klaus Schneider and the Technical Supervisory Official, Mr. Florian Kraugmann, spent, at the beginning of September, as short-term experts six days in Lahore, Pakistan. The aim was to give the training staff from a local training centre support so that they are able to develop the recommended training.

Based on the recommendations of the BG ETEM Report from February 2015, we gave support to the training staff in the following five fields:

  1. Safety of machines and working environment in the Garment Industry
  2. Workplace ergonomics - Stay healthy when sewing
  3. Electrical Hazards in the Textile and Garment Industry
  4. Chemical Hazards in the Textile and Garment Industry
  5. Implementation of Risk Assessment
  6. 7 Golden Rules for Safe and Economical Textile Production – Checkpoints
  7. Developing of training courses (information, input, examples for best praxis, handouts)

 

 

Presentations:

1. Risk factors and some fields of attention in prevention work of the textile sector in Germany

Topics

  • Typical heavy Accidents
  • Causes of danger / technical reason or wrong behaviour?
  • Main occupational diseases in textile industry
  • Some fields of attention
    …rollers, Atmospheric dyeing machines, High temperature dyeing machines, sewing machines

Risk factors and some fields of attention.pdf

 

2. Workplace ergonomics - Stay healthy when sewing

Tips for ergonomic design of sewing workstations

Stay healthy when sewing.pdf

 

3. Electrical Hazards in the Textile and Garment Industry

The following slides give some background about hazards arising from Electricity. First hazards arising from current flowing through the human body and how it affects the human body are explained. Thereafter some practical examples of “acceptable” and “unacceptable conditions we found during our work are shown.

Electrical hazards.pdf

 

4. Chemical Hazards in the Textile and Garment Industry

The objectives of this part are to give you a quick overview on how dangerous substances can affect the human body and then you get some good and bad examples for handling chemicals in the textile sector.

Chemical hazards.pdf

 

5. Implementation of Risk Assessment

Topics

  • Typical heavy Accidents
  • Causes of danger / technical reason or wrong behaviour?
  • Main occupational diseases in textile industry
  • Methodology of risk assessment and risk reduction

Implementation of Risk Assessment.pdf

 

6. 7 Golden Rules for Safe and Economical Textile Production - Checkpoints

Seven golden rules help to keep the organization legal and avoiding work related accidents. They are based on International standards (created by issa) and on common management systems too.

For example:

ISO 9001 Management system

ISO 14001 Management system Environmental protection

OHSAS 1800 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series – British standard – based on ISO 9001 standard

By 2009 more than 54,000 certificates had been issued in 116 countries to OHSAS

7 golden rules -Checkpoints textile.pdf

 

Contact

Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse

Fachgebiet Textil und Mode

Oblatterwallstraße 18

86153 Augsburg

 

Fachgebietsleiter: Martin Steiner

Sekretariat: Cornelia Egger

Phone: 0821 3159-7241

Fax: 0821 3159-27241

textil(at)bgetem.de