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Brief History

Initially the group concentrated on the use of protective clothing as well as family laundering procedures for agricultural workers. With each subsequent five-year project, the initiatives have shifted to focus on other areas of protective clothing such as:

  • evaluation of the barrier and comfort properties of fabrics used in protective clothing
  • user satisfaction
  • development of resources to inform users about personal protective equipment (PPE) to influence adoption and correct use
  • study of additional types of protective clothing including chemical and wild-land firefighter protection
  • study of sun protection for agricultural workers and the general public

For more information about the project history, please see the Project Archives.

 

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