|Document ID (ISN)||106571|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
|Convention or series no.
||Chambermaids - Safety and health in hotels
||Femmes de chambre - La prévention s'invite dans les hôtels [in French]|
||Sep. 2006, No.665, p.18-26. Illus.
||http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ArchivesTS/ArchivesTS.nsf/(allDocParRef)/TS665page19_1/$File/TS665page19.pdf?OpenElement [in French]
||This article describes the occupation of hotel chambermaid and examines the efforts undertaken by three Paris hotels to improve the ergonomics and working conditions of these workers. Measures involved the participation of the workers themselves and support from the occupational accident and disease insurance fund for the Ile-de-France region and the French National Occupational Safety and Health Institute (INRS). Improvements include ergonomic layouts of rooms, beds that can be raised by using a pedal, lighter bedding, lighter service carts and vacuum cleaners and the supply of ergonomically-designed cleaning accessories.
||France; ergonomics; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; hotel industry; conditions of work
||physical workload; work posture; cleaning; safety by design; role of insurance institutions; design of equipment; workers' participation; women
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Hotels and restaurants