|Document ID (ISN)||107322|
|Convention or series no.
||Working as a domestic helper
||Travailler comme aide familiale à domicile [in French]|
Werken in de gezinszorg [in Dutch]
||Service public fédéral Emploi, travail et concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blériot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, Sep. 2006. 32p. Illus. 5 ref.
||http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=6772 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=6772 [in Dutch]
||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.
||Belgium; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; social workers; conditions of work
||work organization; backache; hazard evaluation; safety guides; women; safety and health training; questionnaire survey
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations