AIHce Indianapolis



CR 311
Specifying Work Clothing to Match Workplace Hazards

Tuesday | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. |

Occupational Epidemiology, Protective Clothing and Equipment, Safety

Presenter: G. Kephart, Restoration Services Inc., Knoxville, TN. Monitor: A. Young, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN.  

“Show up dressed for work.” That employer statement once covered all that needed to be said regarding work clothing. Today, many industries and occupational hazards necessitate employer-provided work uniforms. Good news: There is a large body of industry consensus standards available to specify work clothing appropriate to various potential hazards. Bad news: No one fabric is a “coverall” from the standpoint of real-world occupational hazards. This crossover program will discuss some strategies for optimizing work clothing correlation to workplace hazards.