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Cal-OSHA Reg Adds Protections for Hotel Housekeepers

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 1

The clock is ticking for California lodging businesses to evaluate their workplaces for hazards to housekeepers, under a new Cal-OSHA regulation that the agency is calling the first of its kind in the nation. The regulation, which took effect July 1, gives businesses until Oct. 1 to conduct an initial housekeeper safety evaluation. In addition, lodging businesses must develop a written musculoskeletal injury prevention program that addresses hazards specific to housekeeping. Employers must implement safety training for housekeepers and establish procedures for investigating musculoskeletal i...

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