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In what is undoubtedly good news for the thousands of hospitality workers across California, it has been confirmed that the state will adopt new health and safety standards for those employed in the industry. The standard was approved on March 9, and will come into effect on July 1, 2018. Written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries, the Cal/OSHA-enforced Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention addition to Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations is the first of its kind to be introduced in the United States.
The new health and safety standard – Section 3345: Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention, to give it its full title – will mean that hotel housekeepers can expect some additional protection against common injuries that tend to occur amongst those employed in certain positions. Under the regulations, all employers of hotel housekeepers in California will be legally obliged to implement a Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program including:
The new standard has been introduced due to the higher than average occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries amongst hotel housekeepers, and the ongoing health issues that can result from such injuries.
Whether you work as a hotel housekeeper or in any other role, workplace injuries can occur all too often, potentially wreaking havoc in your life. If you sustain an injury at work, and believe that your employer or their insurance company is not treating it appropriately, a Los Angeles workplace injuries attorney could help you to recover compensation.
Some of the injuries we regularly handle on behalf of Los Angeles employees just like you include:
Regardless of your role, or area of work, an experienced Los Angeles workplace injuries attorney may be able to help you recover compensation.
It is all too common for people not to be aware that stress-related workplace injuries are just as valid as physical ailments and, as such, may be eligible for worker’s compensation. If you are suffering from:
You could be entitled to claim worker’s compensation. To discuss your circumstances with a highly-experienced Los Angeles workplace injuries attorney, call us today on 818-812-5639 to schedule your free consultation.