Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

    New Section 3345
Public hearing: May 18, 2017
Comment period: Mar. 31, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Filed with Secretary of State: Mar. 9, 2018
Effective date: Jul. 1, 2018

Rulemaking Documents

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Petition No. 526, submitted by Kurt Peterson and Pamela Vossenas, on behalf of UNITE HERE (Jan. 23, 2012).
  2. Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s evaluation of Petition No. 526, (Mar. 27, 2012).
  3. Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board decision regarding Petition No. 526 (June 21, 2012).
  4. Issue Brief: Workplace Injuries in Hotel Housekeeping in California prepared by the DIR - Office of the Director, Research Unit, May 13, 2016.
  5. The Federal Fiscal Year 2015-2016 High Hazard Industry List, established pursuant to Labor Code 6401.7 (e)(3)(A), identifies Accommodation and Food Services as a High Hazard Industry due to its DART (Days Away, Restricted and Transferred) rate.
  6. October 23, 2012, March 19, 2013, February 27, 2014, May 13, 2015 and December 3, 2015, Advisory Committee minutes*.
  7. Information for the Economic Impact Analysis obtained from the 2015 California Hotel and Lodging Association Comment Letters: (page 1,
  8. Information entitled “The Health of the Hotel Industry – It’s Financials” obtained from the December 28, 2015 Unite Here comment letter, page 12-14.
  9. Email transmission from Glenn Shor, Research and Policy Adviser / Office of the Director, DIR, sent May 18, 2016, with the subject “RE: 2013 WCIRB Data for Class 9050-Hotels”.
  10. Ohio State University. Ergonomic Resources for Housekeeping.
  11. State Fund. Tips for Hotel Room Attendants.
  12. Department of Industrial Relations. Working Safer and Easier for Janitors, Custodians, and Housekeepers, 2005.
  13. British Columbia, Injury Prevention Resources for Tourism & Hospitality - Accommodation.
  14. Ergonomics Study of Custodial, Housekeeping, and Environmental Services Positions at the University of California. May 2011. The UC System-wide Ergonomics Project Team.
  15. Government of Western Australia, Department of Commerce, Checklist and information- Accommodation industry.
  16. California Employment Development Department. Table 2A: Third Quarter Payroll and Number of Businesses by Size Category Classified by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for California Third Quarter, 2015.
  17. California Employment Development Department. List of Occupations Employed in Accommodation.
  18. California Workers Compensation Information System (WCIS) Preliminary Data. Occupational Hazards Faced by Housekeepers within the Hotel and Hospitality Industry. March 19, 2013

* Please contact to request a copy of the Advisory Committee handwritten attendance sheets.

October 2020