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Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers

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The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a first-in-the-nation, industry-specific rule aimed at hotel housekeepers. Cal/OSHA has faced increasing pressure from unions and other groups to protect hotel employees from injury in recent years.

If enacted, the proposal’s impact on the California hospitality industry would be just the beginning, given the state’s past leadership on workplace safety regulations. If you have lodging operations or otherwise employ housekeeping staff either in California (or even in other states), this is a development to watch.

Read the proposed rule at www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/Hotel-Housekeeping-Musculoskeletal-Injury-Prevention.html.

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