BSCI recommends its members to ban sandblasting of denim

12-05-2011

Following ongoing reports linking sandblasting workers to serious diseases, including several fatalities, BSCI recommends its members to ban this technique in their supply chains. While the effects of sandblasting can be safeguarded with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, BSCI recognises the serious risks associated with this practice, along with the difficulty to ensure appropriate safety standards are observed through the supply chain. To support this decision, BSCI has developed a guidance paper which informs members of the risks associated with sandblasting and proposes actions that companies can take.  Read the press release: “BSCI recommends its members to ban sandblasting of denim” Contact: Stephanie Luong, Communication Advisor

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