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Hotel-Motel Industry Safety & Health

Photo public domain. Conducting a job hazard analysis (JHA) can help identify potential hazards and determine the safest way for workers to do their job

Conducting a job hazard analysis (JHA) can help identify potential hazards and determine the safest way for workers to do their job.

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Working in the hotel-motel industry can be an exciting and rewarding career that constantly keeps workers busy providing customer service to visiting travelers, but this can also expose them to hazards such as the following:

  • Falls.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Chemicals.
  • Burns.
  • Electrical.

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  • Bloodborne pathogens.
  • Confined spaces.
  • Lifting and awkward postures.
  • Lockout/Tagout issues.
  • Moving mechanical parts.
  • Pest Control (bugs, rodents).
  • Sharp objects.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Workplace violence (robberies, assaults).

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this industry 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 safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

Find detailed information for each specific activity within this industry by viewing the sections below:

Front Counter Reception

Building Maintenance

Custodial, Housekeeping and Janitorial Cleaning

Restaurant

Security

Valet and Shuttle Service

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