Helping Properties Comply with California’s Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Initiative
The MIPPS Initaitive Is Coming. Are You Ready?
California is implementing a new regulation governing “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The new regulation is effective July 1, 2018. HSS has taken steps to ensure that the housekeeping staff it provides throughout California will be trained to be fully compliant with the law as it’s implemented over the next three months. We have put together a robust training program for both our internal staff and the staff that work at hotels in California.
HSS is commited to training its internal staff and the staff we employ to work at hotels on Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.
We are working with hotels and resorts to make sure that we are working together to ensure compliance.
We have partnered with experts to develop our training program
HSS has implemented a training program for California Housekeepers that meets the requirements of the new regulations.
HSS & Accurate: Partners in Training
To design this training program, we’ve partnered with Accurate Ergonomics, an organization that helps employers create healthy, injury-free workforces. They specialize in the prevention of the most costly workplace injuries and illnesses, including musculoskeletal injuries.
We’ve worked with them to design a program that trains our housekeeping staff to comply with this new law. However, there are still steps that hotels must take in order to fully comply with the new regulations.
What Is MIPP (Title 8, Section 3345)
This regulation is intended to improve and provide worker safety in Hotel and Hospitality worksites by requiring employers to establish and implement programs to address and minimize the high number of Acute, Repetitive and Chronic Musculoskeletal Injuries occurring to Housekeepers, including “Effective Training” on Injury Prevention associated with housecleaning tasks. A hotels MIPP must include:
Names or job titles of the people responsible for implementing the MIPP at each worksite.
A system for ensuring that Supervisors and Housekeepers comply with the MIPP
Procedures for identifying and evaluating housekeeping hazards.
Procedures to investigate Musculoskeletal Injuries to Housekeepers.
Ways to correct hazards identified in the worksite evaluation.
Training to Housekeepers and their Supervisors in a language easily understood by these employees.
Records kept of steps to implement, the MIPP itself, and records of all injuries and illnessess.
Our partner in training is offering free webinars about MIPP implementation. Take advantage of their expertise to learn about the new regulation, get tips on what programs you need to implement to comply, and learn about existing programs that hotels are using to prevent Muskuloskeletal Injury.