Supervisor & Employee Compliance

Hotels must have a system and process which ensures housekeepers comply with the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) in California particularly and Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) nationwide. We help your team:

  • Use the appropriate tolls for each task

  • Utilize tools in the correct manner

  • Follow safe work practices every shift

  • Deploy the body mechanics skills learned during training

  • Recognition for positive compliance

  • Corrective Action for non-compliance

Regulation Primary Requirements

  • Include the name or job title of the person or persons responsible for implementing the MIPP.

  • ​Have a program to ensure all persons affected by the MIPP comply and follow the employer’s safe workplace housecleaning practices and use the appropriate tools to safely accomplish the required tasks.

  • Have a system to communicate with housekeepers on matters of occupational safety and health, that is readily understandable and to encourage housekeepers to inform the employer of worksite hazards.

  • Develop procedures for identifying and evaluating housekeeping hazards, initially to be accomplished within three months after the effective date of this regulation or after the opening of a new lodging establishment. The employees and their union representative will be involved in this process. The worksite evaluation will be reviewed periodically and updated as necessary as stated in the regulation, but will be reviewed and risk revaluated at least once a year.

  • Include procedures to investigate musculoskeletal injuries of housekeepers. There will be input from the injured, the union representative, and immediate supervisor.

  • Provide methods or procedures for correcting observed and identified hazards from injury investigations. An effective means of involving the employees and the union representative to assist in identifying and possible corrective measures will be provided.

  • Establish procedures to review the MIPP at least annually to determine its effectiveness and make changes if necessary. Housekeepers and their union representative are to be involved in the process.

Hotels across the nation are taking notice of these regulatory changes and how they would benefit their workforce and bottom-line. Hospitality management companies or brands that have hotels in California as well as other states, are seeing the benefits and have already started to implement programs that would comply with similar regulations.

Training Requirements

An "extensive training requirement" is part of the MIPP regulation. It encompasses: current and new hires, annual training, plus training due to renovations, change of equipment or job duties, injury recognition and reporting, and training of Supervisors.

All housekeepers, including their managers and supervisors, shall have training and instructions on general and musculoskeletal injury prevention and health practices. Housekeepers and supervisors shall receive training as follows:

Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program Regulation

Hotels in California are required to establish and maintain a  Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP), that addresses hazards specific to housekeeping. The MIPP may be incorporated into an existing Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) or maintained as a separate program, and must be readily accessible each work shift to employees, including electronic access.

Team Accurate are Subject Matter Experts on All Elements of Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention, as well as OSHA's MIPP Regulation.

  • When the MIPP is first established

  • To all new housekeepers and supervisors

  • To all housekeepers given new job assignments for which training was not previously provided

  • At least annually thereafter

  • When new equipment or work practices are introduced

  • Whenever the employer becomes aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard

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