What does a caregiver/housekeeper do?
Caregivers, housekeepers, domestic workers and babysitters have similar functions in the workplace. Their general tasks may include the following:
- Kitchen work, including shopping for food, cooking and meal preparation.
- House cleaning, housekeeping, and washing dishes.
- Childcare, which may involve diaper changing, bathing and supervision.
- Elder care, which may involve bathing, companionship, and assistance with doctor visits.
What are some health and safety issues for caregivers and housekeepers?
There are several potential health and safety hazards associated with caregiving and housekeeping duties, including:
What are some preventive measures for a caregiver or housekeeper?
What are some good general safe work practices?
Where can I get more information?
General information is available in OSH Answers or through the CCOHS person-to-person Inquiries Service.
Document last updated on May 25, 2004
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