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Document ID (ISN)64972
CIS number 95-1368
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Schriftenreihe Arbeitssicherheit 7
Author(s) Tesch D., Heupel P., Marian B., Schröter W., Schwarz K.H.
Title Investigation of the health risk involved in cleaning work
Original title Untersuchung tätigkeitsspezifischer Gesundheitsrisiken im Reinigungsgewerbe [in German]
Bibliographic information Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Bau-Berufsgenossenschaften, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1994. iii, 115p. Illus. 81 ref.
Abstract Statistical data on the types of accidents and occupational diseases among cleaning personnel were evaluated to determine the accident and health risks of this trade. In addition, data from periodic medical examinations by industrial physicians and a questionnaire survey of 645 cleaners were used. All cleaners, including bottle washers and metal cleaners, were included in the study. The most frequent causes of accidents were slipping, falls on the level and among glass and window cleaners falls from heights. Among occupational diseases skin diseases, mainly skin allergies and eczema, were most frequent. Infectious diseases, mostly hepatitis B, ranked second in frequency.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; cleaning; statistical aspects; health hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; metal cleaning; skin diseases; skin allergies; eczema; street cleaning; window cleaning; dry cleaning; washing; cleaning of workplaces; types of accident; falls on the level; mechanical hazards; falls from heights; infectious hepatitis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Cleaning work
Risk evaluation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases