Hotel-Motel Industry Safety & Health - Front Counter Reception


Photo courtesy of Patrick Pelletier  Wikimedia Commons. Remember workplace violence (WPV) can happen anywhere, anytime. Make sure employees have been trained on your WPV policies including how to deal with difficult people

Remember workplace violence (WPV) can happen anywhere, anytime. Make sure employees have been trained on your WPV policies, including how to deal with difficult people.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Pelletier Wikimedia Commons.

Front counter workers deal with a variety of hazards that can lead to serious injuries or death:

  • Burns (when preparing hot food).
  • Electrical (exposed outlets).
  • Falls.
  • Sharp objects (knives, scissors).
  • Slips and trips.
  • Sprains and strains (bending, lifting).
  • Workplace violence.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written accident prevention program (APP).

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