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Document ID (ISN)106571
CIS number 07-597
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brasseur G.
Title Chambermaids - Safety and health in hotels
Original title Femmes de chambre - La prévention s'invite dans les hôtels [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, No.665, p.18-26. Illus.
Internet access http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ArchivesTS/ArchivesTS.nsf/(allDocParRef)/TS665page19_1/$File/TS665page19.pdf?OpenElement [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) France; ergonomics; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; hotel industry; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) physical workload; work posture; cleaning; safety by design; role of insurance institutions; design of equipment; workers' participation; women
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Domestic workers
Hotels and restaurants
Ergonomics