CH&LA Announces Safety & Training ProgramThu Sep 12, 2013
Grant Awarded to Fund Housekeeping Research and Outreach Efforts
Coinciding with International Housekeepers Week, the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) today announced the commencement of a project to improve safety and training of hotel housekeepers. This effort is a pro-active approach to introduce both management and employees to practiced safety and training processes and techniques.
“We firmly believe education is the path to reduce injuries among hotel housekeepers,” said Lynn Mohrfeld, CAE, President & CEO of CH&LA. “Our goal is for this year-long effort to provide a platform that can be utilized beyond the hotel & lodging industry in California and implemented on a national basis.”
As part of the project, CH&LA is analyzing current programs, researching existing injury rate information, and conducting personal interviews with hotel housekeepers, safety professionals, and government regulatory agencies. Outreach efforts are to include webinars/seminars, industry conference presentations, and a series of articles detailing best practices that could be implemented to protect against the risk of injuries to hotel housekeepers.
This project was made possible by an educational grant from the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation, with CH&LA providing additional funding and resources. CH&LA will be managing and implementing the project in conjunction with its own education foundation.