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Document ID (ISN)109160
CIS number 09-100
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ide C.
Title Clean forgotten
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.26, No.5, p.55-58. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Cleaning is generally regarded as a task carried out by women. In the United Kingdom, 84% of the 537,000 employed in cleaning are female and, about 70% work part-time. This article reviews the hazards and risks faced by cleaners, and outlines the need for proper training, maintenance of equipment and appropriate, comfortable clothing.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; dermatitis; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; women; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) noise; vibration; clothing; respiratory diseases; infectious hepatitis; musculoskeletal diseases; safety and health training; ladders; manual handling; chemical products; preventive maintenance; needle-stick injuries; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Domestic workers
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)