|Document ID (ISN)||107617|
|Convention or series no.
||Working as a home care worker
||Travailler comme aide familiale à domicile [in French]|
Werken in de gezinszorg [in Dutch]
||Service public fédéral Emploi, travail et concertation sociale, rue Ernest- Blerot 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 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.
||Belgium; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; social workers; conditions of work
||work organization; backache; hazard evaluation; safety and health training; job study; women; questionnaire survey
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations