February 1, 2018
Cal/OSHA Approves Long-Awaited Housekeeper Injury Prevention Regulations
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has created new rules intended to protect hotel housekeepers. These new rules are contained in the newly-created Section 3345 in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations and are intended to decrease the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders to housekeepers in hotels and other lodging establishments.

The author adds: We anticipate the law will be active once it clears the OAL (Office of Administrative Law). This will be either April 1 or June 1.
Open Door Policies
Several Hotel Brands Alter Policies Around Do Not Disturb Signage
It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the industry that security measures within hotels are being examined more closely than ever in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas last fall. In the case of such an unprecedented event, the true measure of its long-term impact is how it could ultimately affect change going forward. That is, perhaps, the only silver lining in such a dark cloud.

CLIA wants to know: Have you changed your Do Not Disturb policies? Let us know your thoughts, email info@clia.org or visit Facebook.com/californialodgingindustryassociation

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Today is the day to post Form 300A

Employers are required to post the Form 300A summary of 2017 job-related injuries and illnesses from February 1 through April 30.
The summary, Form 300A, and not the Form 300, Log is the only required posting. It must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that happened in the previous year and were detailed on Form 300.

If there were no recordable injuries or illnesses in the previous year, simply write in zeros on the “total” line. A company executive is required to sign off on all summaries.
The Form 300A summary must be displayed in an area in the workplace where employee notices are usually posted. A copy of the summary must be made available to employees who work at various worksites. Examples are repair workers, outside sales people and employees who are not assigned to one specific worksite.

California employers are not required to follow the new federal OSHA decree to electronically submit reports does not apply to California employer, according to Cal/OSHA.
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