07/19/2011

Safety and Health among Hotel Cleaners

Hotel cleaners face hazards such as the following:


  • Ergonomic hazards that include bending, pushing carts, and making beds

  • Trauma hazards that include slips, trips, and falls

  • Respiratory, dermal, and possibly carcinogenic hazards from chemicals in cleaning products

  • Mold and microbial contaminants

  • Infectious agents

  • Occupational stress due to heavy workloads, lack of adequate supplies, job insecurity, low pay, and discrimination


The US American National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership
program to promote innovative research and improve workplace practices.
Unveiled in 1996, NORA is a framework for guiding occupational safety and
health research and interventions throughout the nation. NORA stakeholders
collaborate to identify critical workplace issues in industry sectors. The
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) convened a number
of these partners to develop the National Services Agenda, which includes
safety and health goals for the Accommodations Industry. Groups such as unions,
worker organizations, government agencies, and hotel/motel associations can
build partnerships to implement these goals and help ensure that hotels are
safe for all employees.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)