Cleaning during a pandemic: between precariousness and health risks for workers in cleaning services.

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Participating institutions:

Instituto de Saúde Pública da U.Porto (ISPUP); Instituto de Sociologia da U.Porto (ISUP); Faculdade de Engenharia da U.Porto (FEUP)

Sources of financing:

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

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Research line:

L2 - Syndemics, health inequalities and vulnerable populations

Research lab:

Social Adversity and Health Inequalities



The project starts from the assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 on exposure to risk to the health and working conditions of female workers cleaning services from a random sample of clusters in hospital units and commercial and public buildings in the northern region. It aims to prevent the negative impacts of the pandemic on conditions of work, the promotion of self-care, alongside the development of risk management strategies and training materials for companies.

Results of the Project 

See here

Research team