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Document ID (ISN)103109
CIS number 04-35
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Title Good ergonomic work practices for the hotel industry
Bibliographic information Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, Feb. 2003. 27p. Illus.
Abstract Many jobs in the hotel industry present risks of strain on the back or other parts of the body. Poor work postures may arise due to ignorance or to poorly-designed workstations. Besides awkward postures, risk factors include manual handling, prolonged standing and repetitive movements. This booklet contains illustrations that show good and bad ergonomics or postures for bellmen, front desk staff, room attendants, waiters, kitchen staff and laundry workers.
Descriptors (primary) Singapore; work posture; training material; ergonomics; hotel industry; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) waiters, waitresses and bartenders; repetitive work; manual lifting; standing posture; cooking; safety guides; manual handling; man-computer interfaces; training manuals; safe working methods; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; reception
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
OSH training
Domestic workers
Work posture
Hotels and restaurants