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Worker Wednesday: The Well-Dressed Woman in Industry

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The Bulletin Safety Clothing for Women in Industry published by the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor in 1941 states:

Safety clothing is designed for its attractiveness as well as its utility. It has become fashionable to dress and act so that accidents cannot happen.

The main rules are:

The well-dressed woman in industry is a safe worker.

Clothing suitable to the job helps to avoid accidents.

Consider your feet first.

Wear your goggles; you can’t replace an eye.

Wear a cap around moving machinery.

Work dress must suit the job to be safe.

Hand coverings can prevent skin infection and other injury.

Jewelry has no place in the factory.

Jobs with special dangers require special kinds of work clothing.

This post by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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