This week it was reported that the Spanish Government has accepted the proposal of the Canary Islands Government and the Balearic Islands Government to recognise the various occupational illnesses that affect hotel cleaners, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or pathologies caused by repetitive movements in cleaning work in a specific way.
The Deputy Minister of Employment for the Government of the Canary Islands, Emilio Atienzar, who attended the meeting in Madrid, said “The fruit of social dialogue with health, social and economic experts, and the efforts of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, has achieved recognition for the illnesses that affect many hotel cleaners when carrying out their work, and now provides them with dignity.”
According to this proposal, specific occupational diseases will now be recognised, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or those cause by repetitive movements, or caused by vibrations transmitted to the hand that can cause degenerative muscle problems when handling vacuum cleaners, polishers or floor scrubbers.
This also means there will be more precise monitoring of these occupational diseases and work accidents for hotel cleaners.
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