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Document ID (ISN)101233
CIS number 03-264
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2682-2
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSG 234
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Caring for cleaners - Guidance and case studies on how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2003. vi, 66p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract Aimed at all persons involved with the management of health and safety in the cleaning services sector, this document provides guidance on recognizing and controlling the manual handling and upper limb risks faced by cleaners at work. 16 case studies and useful tips are presented, showing how certain organizations have reached a simple and ergonomic solution. In appendices: checklists (required equipment, maintenance of equipment, work postures, worker's workplace and environment assessment, work and organization assessment); questionnaire for the assessment of cleaner's musculoskeletal symptoms.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; manual handling; training material; plant safety and health organization; domestic and related helpers, cleaners
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; United Kingdom; case study; upper extremity disorders; hazard evaluation; ergonomic evaluation; safety guides; work posture
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Domestic workers
OSH training