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Document ID (ISN)105936
CIS number 06-1370
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zock J.P.
Title World at work: Cleaners
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.62, No.8, p.581-584. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Cleaning workers form an important proportion of the total working population, particularly among women. This paper reviews some of the most common occupational hazards in cleaning work, and discusses possibilities to improve control and prevention. Topics covered: physical workload and strain; accidents; dermal, respiratory and other effects of chemical products; psychosocial problems; measures to protect workers.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; health hazards; cleaning
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; informal sector; older workers; sexual harassment; cleaning agents; social aspects; physical workload; step ladders; women; migrant workers; slippery floors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Older workers
Domestic workers
Cleaning work
Sexual harassment