ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)107707
CIS number 08-119
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brasseur G.
Title Domestic help - An area that needs to become more professional
Original title Aide à domicile - Un monde en quête de professionnalisation [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2007, No.674, p.20-31. Illus.
Internet access http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/ArchivesTS/ArchivesTS.nsf/(allDocParRef)/TS674page20_1/$File/TS674page20.pdf?OpenElement [in French]
Abstract Contents of this collection of articles on domestic helpers: hour-by-hour account of the tasks carried out during a day's work of a social services domestic helper; key employment statistics of the sector; identification and prevention of occupational hazards (fatigue, lifting of heavy loads, musculoskeletal diseases, skin diseases, commuting accidents); legal aspects; organization of a regional domestic help service which includes a committee for occupational hygiene, safety and working conditions; interview of the head of an agency; prevention of occupational stress.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; social workers; social assistance services; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; women
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; commuting; legal aspects; manual lifting; physical workload; stress factors; skin diseases; fatigue; musculoskeletal diseases; hours of work; job study; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers