A job as a housekeeper can be a low stress one, and some may enjoy it as a career. However, it can come with its share of risks, as well.
If you are a housekeeper, it can be important to be aware of the risks that come with your job. This way you can be better protected against them.
Repetitive movements can lead to injuries
One of the most common ways that a housekeeping job can lead to injuries is due to strain caused by repetitive movements. Cleaning jobs often require you to clean multiple rooms or large spaces. This involves moving your body in the same positions over and over, which can lead to strain on your back, neck and shoulders in particular. These kinds of injuries can take a while to develop and can go from mild to severe.
Housekeeping can come with hazards
Not only do repetitive movements put you at risk, but as a housekeeper, you may have to use cleaning chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Additionally, if you have to work in tight spaces or have to lift heavy objects you can be at risk for other serious injuries as well.
A housekeeping job may not seem like a dangerous one. The reality is, though, that it can come along with many risks. By knowing these risks, you can better protect yourself. Additionally, being familiar with risks will make it easier for you to spot unsafe working conditions, and know when you are being subjected to conditions that are clearly unsafe.