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The Evolution of Vinyl Worker Safety

David Dunston - Apr 2018

Vinyl manufacturing is incredibly safe today, with PVC factories safer than the rest of the chemical industry and all of manufacturing. It’s a story that doesn’t get told enough. Until now.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Vinyl in Design podcast, hosted by Terry Murphy.

Today’s conversation is about PVC manufacturing and worker safety.

Our guest today is Sylvia Moore, a scientist with decades of experience in the manufacturing sector. She has also served as a vice president for technical research and development for several different companies. 

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • the evolution of a culture of safety
  • how technology reduces exposure and protects workers
  • how worker safety is measured and tracked

Plus learn just how much vinyl manufacturing has changed in 50 years and why working in a PVC plant is almost as safe as working in an office building.