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Document ID (ISN)105769
CIS number 06-1478
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Woods V., Buckle P.
Title Musculoskeletal ill health amongst cleaners and recommendations for work organizational change
Bibliographic information Jan. 2006, Vol.36, No.1, p.61-72. 57 ref.
Abstract The findings from an investigation into the musculoskeletal health of cleaners in the United Kingdom are presented. Questionnaire surveys of 1216 cleaners, 130 assessments of cleaning tasks and interviews with 38 cleaners working in various types of premises (hospitals, schools, government agencies, enterprises) were undertaken to identify potential risk factors for musculoskeletal ill health. Based on the findings, recommendations are proposed related to work scheduling, work practices, teamwork, reporting systems for musculoskeletal ill heath, procedures for risk assessment; training programmes, equipment selection and maintenance procedures.
Descriptors (primary) work organization; musculoskeletal diseases; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; risk factors; cleaning
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; work posture; hospitals; educational institutions; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Domestic workers
Cleaning work