From Practice to Policy: CA’s New Standard for Reducing MSDs Among Hotel Room Cleaners

Wednesday, March 20, 3-4 pm EST


BerkeleyHotel room cleaners comprise of only 23.5% of the employees in their industry, yet have the greatest risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) based on psychosocial and physical risk factors. The overall injury rate for this segment of workers is 1.5 times greater than that of all hotel workers studied. During this webinar, learners will explore the research behind the first ergonomic standard specific to hotel room cleaners, the Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Standard (Title 8 Section 3345), which was enacted by the Cal OSHA Standards Board on July 1, 2018.


NIOSH supported Education and Research Centers throughout the country are pleased to present the Ergonomics Webinar Series, offering free monthly webinars on various topics on Human Factors and Ergonomics. A collaborative effort on behalf of each ERC’s Continuing Education program, our goal is to provide access to current research supported through NIOSH ERC Programs.