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Document ID (ISN)107617
CIS number 08-135
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Working as a home care worker
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- Blerot 1, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, Sep. 2006. 32p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=6772 [in French]
http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=6772 [in Dutch]
Abstract This booklet presents the main findings of a comprehensive survey aimed at understanding the home care sector in Belgium from the standpoint of working conditions, the general policies of home care services and their organization. Some fifteen home care workers were observed during their work. Round tables and workshops were subsequently held on the daily problems faced by these workers and the possible solutions to be adopted. These efforts led to an inventory of useful tools, a risk management method allowing the implementation of improved occupational safety and health measures, and proposed training programmes for the prevention of backache.
Descriptors (primary) Belgium; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; social workers; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; backache; hazard evaluation; safety and health training; job study; women; 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