Hotel Housekeeping Ergonomics: A Case Study and Current Issues
Presented by: Dave K. Smith
A Hotel Inn in the beautiful California Wine Country experienced high worker’s compensation costs, regulatory scrutiny, and concern about the large number of injuries to the housekeeping staff. This presentation will review the methods and results of a project to control the frequency and severity of injuries.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA Standards Board) is actively considering a petition for a Cal OSHA Standard on Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention. The public hearing is set for May 18, 2017.