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Document ID (ISN)105323
CIS number 06-983
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Delevoye A., Derieux N., Hunzinger E., Mzabi M.I., Roux F., Van Brederode A., Van Rooj B.
Title Hotel linen maids
Original title La lingère en hôtellerie [in French]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.45, No.3, p.305-319. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract This study describes the various types of material flows for linen (delivery and distribution of clean linen, collection and sorting of used linen) observed in four hotels of different classes. The strenuousness of the work of linen maids was evaluated based on the estimated weight of linen carried, work posture and cardiofrequency measurements. Results indicated that this occupation involves a moderate to high physical workload, primarily due to the manual handling of the linen and the loading and unloading of carts.
Descriptors (primary) housekeeping and restaurant services workers; women; hotel industry; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) France; manual lifting; job study; pulse rate; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants