AAFA Publishes First Translation of Health & Safety Guidelines for Workers in Denim Finishing


American Apparel & Footwear Association published a Mandarin translation of its Health & Safety  Guidelines for Workers in Denim Finishing report, a comprehensive guidance dedicated to helping denim finishing facilities provide a safe and healthy work environment that prevents accidents, injuries, and illnesses. The guidance is an open-industry resource available to both AAFA members and the broader community to drive health and safety for workers in the  denim manufacturing industry.

“This guide is a supplement that can be used by denim finishing facilities to enhance health and safety practices and reduce risks to their workers and their organization,” said Nate Herman, senior vice president, policy at the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “Our hope is that this translation will help move the needle forward in a region that supplies more than 15 percent of U.S. denim imports. We wish to thank Bureau Veritas for their critical technical support in making this Mandarin translation a reality.”

The AAFA Health & Safety Guidelines for Workers in Denim Finishing is produced by AAFA’s Safety in Denim Finishing Working Group, which is dedicated to the establishment of the most responsible health and safety practices for the industry.

Over the next few months, AAFA will translate the document into Vietnamese, Spanish, Bangla, and Turkish. Combined with the Mandarin translation, those translations will cover the countries that supply almost two-thirds of all U.S. denim imports.

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