The regulation that the Ministry of Labor has on the occupational risks of domestic employees and home help proposes that the homes in which these services are used self-evaluate through a questionnaire prepared by the department. This was explained by the minister of the sector, Yolanda Díaz, in a press conference after the meeting that she has held with the CCOO and UGT unions, as well as with groups of domestic workers, to discuss this issue.
The minister explained to the media that this regulation, whose development ends both in the decree on work at home, and in the Strategy on health and work, began the public consultation process on Friday, May 12 and will be open for 15 days. After this process, Labor, together with the unions and associations of domestic workers, will begin an analysis of the proposals to prepare the final text.
Activity in a private home
Díaz has highlighted the need to work specifically on this measure due to the special circumstances of these workers, mainly due to the physical characteristics that their work entails, the fact that, in the case of home help, he worked in ” looking at death”, or because they carry out their activity in a private home.
As the minister has indicated, the proposal being made is “a self-assessment formula that the people who will use these services will have to carry out.”
To do this, as he has indicated, he has called for trust in the professionalism of the Social Security Institute and has explained that his department will implement “very clear” guides that will facilitate self-assessment for families. In this sense, he has indicated that it will be a measure along the lines of the collection in the Remote Work Law.
Díaz has celebrated that, with this norm, a process is “culminated” by which the workers in this sector will have “the same rights as the remaining workers” in relation to protection against occupational hazards.