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Document ID (ISN)107322
CIS number 07-1357
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Working as a domestic helper
Original title Travailler comme aide familiale à domicile [in French]
Werken in de gezinszorg [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information Service public fédéral Emploi, travail et concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blériot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, Sep. 2006. 32p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access [in French] [in Dutch]
Abstract This booklet summarizes the main findings of a detailed survey on domestic help services in Belgium, addressing the issues of the conditions of work, the general policies of these services and their organization. Data obtained by means of questionnaires were completed through interviews of some fifteen domestic helpers. Workshops were also held on daily problems faced by these workers and measures worth implementing. This work enabled the identification of useful tools, the development of a hazard evaluation method allowing the implementation of improved occupational safety and health measures and the designing of training programmes aimed at preventing backache.
Descriptors (primary) Belgium; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; social workers; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; backache; hazard evaluation; safety guides; women; safety and health training; questionnaire survey
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers