California’s Housekeepers Ergonomics Standard Takes Effect July 1

The regulation requires employers in the hotel and lodging industry to implement and maintain an effective Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program so employees won’t be hurt from tasks such as lifting mattresses, pulling linens, pushing heavy carts, and slipping, tripping, or falling while cleaning bathrooms.  Read more about the announcement here.

We have a long history working in the hospitality industry and can help you create your MIPP to meet this July 1st deadline.  Contact us today to customize your needs – from a full plan to specific gaps, we are able to fully customize your program to fit the size and needs of your housekeeping department.



Three Things Every Manager Needs to Know About California’s New Housekeeping MSD Prevention Standard

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has proposed new legislation that may soon require hotels and motels to implement a Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) for their housekeeping staff and management. If passed, the new regulation will require companies to specifically identify hazards and injuries associated with musculoskeletal disorders for housekeeping staff, evaluate their work site for these musculoskeletal hazards, and provide specific training for both staff and management. Continue Reading.

Three Ways to Modify Your Housekeeping Practices to Reduce the Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury

According to the latest data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 500,000 employees working in hotels reported a workplace injury in 2016. Of those, 159,000 missed at least one day of work. Continue Reading.

What Does A Musculoskeletal Risk Reduction Assessment Look Like For A Housekeeping Department?

Once an action plan is created, the first step in preparing for the new requirement is to have a worksite evaluation conducted to identify hazards specifically for housekeeping staff. The professional Ergonomists at Briotix have put together a comprehensive evaluation tool that will not only identify these hazards but also ensure that companies are in compliance with the new standard. Continue Reading.