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International Journal of Home Science

2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART B

Occupational ergonomics and health problems faced by domestic maids

Author(s): Sushmita Devi and Anshu
Abstract:
The study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana state with the objective of for understanding ergonomics health problems faced by domestic maids. Women accounted for about 80 per cent of counted domestic workers in 2015. In fact, the ILO says about 1 in 25 women workers in the world are domestic workers. The majority of respondents pointed out that they faced problem like headache followed by weakness, skin problem, cold and allergy. They pointed out they were facing this problem because of poor environment. Majority of respondents pointed out that they feel pains in different body parts (they were facing moderate level of upper limb viz., pain in palm, lower arm, elbow joint, shoulder joint and fingers.
Pages: 71-73  |  170 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sushmita Devi, Anshu. Occupational ergonomics and health problems faced by domestic maids. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(1):71-73.
International Journal of Home Science