FreeTextSearch
 
search Change language (Se den danske version af denne side)
 
 
 

Immigrants in the cleaning trade - Danish acronym: SPIR

Compared to most other trade groups, cleaning assistants have an increased risk of deterioration and illnesses, as can be deduced from a high frequency of hospital treatments from musculoskeletal disorders and cardiovascular diseases, and in addition a high frequency of early retirement pension.

In cleaning, where employees often work alone or in very small groups with limited conditions for incorporation of new initiatives, current knowledge suggest it difficult to implement activities to im­prove occupational safety and health as well as new preventive measures. Furthermore, there is a rapid increase in the number of immigrants in the cleaning trade. Also, immigrants may have a higher risk of industrial injuries compared to their Danish co-workers as it, due to cultural differ­ences and language barriers, may be difficult to communicate knowledge on good preventive beha­viour and risk management to them.

The overall purpose of the project is to limit deterioration and occupational accidents among em­ployees in cleaning. The project focuses on development and implementation of practical methods and tools for efficient risk communication towards immigrants, who by employment in cleaning may have difficulties in gaining a solid knowledge on safe and healthy working routines.

 29.04.2009
Contact: NRCWE web editors
 
 
 
 

National Research Centre for the Working Environment | Lersø Parkallé 105 | DK-2100 Copenhagen O | Denmark |

Phone +45 3916 5200 | fax +45 3916 5201 | e-mail: nfa@arbejdsmiljoforskning.dk | CVR: 15413700 | EAN: 5798000399518

Vis desktop version
|WEBSITET ANVENDER COOKIES TIL AT HUSKE DIG OG DINE INDSTILLINGER.| Læs mere her