Presentation on theme: "Job-Specific Safety Training Room Attendant"— Presentation transcript:
1Job-Specific Safety Training Room Attendant Be Safe!Job-SpecificSafety TrainingRoom Attendant
2Job Specific Safety Training The following presentation is a tool to assist supervisors in training their room attendant team on prevention of common injuries.The primary focus is on Overexertion and Slip/Trip injury types as they account for the top two injury types of all claims.The supervisor should supplement this training with any additional job-specific training as they see fit.
3Preventing Overexertion In Housekeeping Be Safe!PreventingOverexertionIn Housekeeping
4Preventing Overexertion Overexertion is the number one type of accident in the housekeeping department.The room attendant job has risks that can lead to sprain and strain injuries. If we are aware of the risk factors, we may be able to change how we do our jobs and prevent injuries.
5Techniques for Working Safely Push rather than pull your housekeeping cart.Ensure carts are properly maintained and the tires or wheels are in good working order. Report any faulty carts to your supervisor.Wear slip-resistant shoes with enough cushioning to relieve stress on your knees and back.
6Body Mechanics of Housekeeping To reduce your risk of injury, practice these tips:Postures:Our bodies function best in comfortable (neutral) postures.Awkward body postures increase the stress on ligaments and joints. This can lead to fatigue and discomfort, and increase the risk of injury.Making beds and cleaning bathrooms is hard on your shoulders, back and knees.
7Body Mechanics of Housekeeping To reduce your risk of injury, practice these tips:Making beds:Bend your knees, not your back.Kneel or squat and do one side of the bed at a time.Reduce awkward shoulder postures when replacing duvet covers.For example, use the “inside-out” method to slide the cover around the duvet, instead of stuffing the duvet into the cover. This method can also be used for changing pillow cases.Example of improvedback posture
8Body Mechanics of Housekeeping To reduce your risk of injury, practice these tips:Cleaning Bathrooms:Use tools with long handles for hard-to-reach areas.Use a step stool to reduce the distance you reach when changing shower curtains.Stand in the tub to scrub the walls and back of the tub.Note: Do not balance on the edge of the tub.Example of awkward shoulder and wrist posture
9How to Properly Lift a Heavy Item Lift smoothly and slowly.Get a good grip. Use your hands, not just your fingers to grip the load.Get help from others if you need it.
10When Lifting, DO NOT… Bend from the waist. Keep feet close apart. Lift objects that are too heavy for you.Twist while lifting.Hold object away from your body.
11When reaching overhead… DO:Get a step stool for objects slightly out of reach.Get close to object.Maintain proper posture when reaching overhead.DON’T:Stretch and strain to reach overhead objects.
12Preventing Slips and Trips In Housekeeping Be Safe!PreventingSlips and TripsIn Housekeeping
13Preventing Slips and Trips Slips and Trips are the second most common type of accident in the housekeeping department.Most are preventable.It takes YOU to “Be Safe” or to Be Sorry.Take a look at how easy it is to “Be Safe”.
14Top 5 Ways to Avoid Slipping or Tripping Clean up spills immediately.Never leave items in the middle of walkways.When carrying items make sure you can see where you’re going.Keep floors clean and dry.Always wear slip-resistant shoes!
15Prevent Slips – Slip Resistant Shoes Always wear approved slip-resistant shoes!Tennis shoes are not approved slip-resistant shoes.
16Prevent Slips – Slip Resistant Shoes Remember not all slip-resistant shoes are alike. Ask your manager for a list of recommended shoes.
17Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms Standing on the tub is slippery! A sure way to fall!
18Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms It is not safe to stand on the toilet, and it damages the toilet seat.
19Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms Clean high areas with an approved extension pole or ladder.
20Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms CAUTION: No mat in the shower and no slip resistant shoes…sure way to slip!
21Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms Use a bath mat to stand on in the tub or shower to avoid slipping.
22Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms Be Safe when reaching, your feet may slip from under you. And this is not good for your back.
23Prevent Slips – Guest Bathrooms Use a bath mat and kneel when cleaning the tub.
24Prevent Slips – Clean Up Spills A wet floor is dangerous. This needs action.
25Prevent Slips – Clean Up Spills Clean up spills immediately!
26Prevent Trips – Know Your Path! Don’t carry too much at once - you can’t see the hazard ahead.Don’t leave items in the middle of the floor!
27Prevent Trips – Keep Your Path Clear She can see where she is going. No hazards in the path.
28Avoid Trips – Bed Skirts Don’t let the bed skirt trip you up. Make sure the bed skirt is not hanging too low.
29Avoid Trips – Bed SkirtThe bed skirt cannot trip you or a guest when it hangs properly.
30Avoid Trips – Linen and Bedding Don’t throw dirty linens and comforters on the floor, they become a trip hazard.
31Avoid Trips – Linen and Bedding Place bedding on the chair so you will not trip over it when making the bed.
32Avoid Trips – Electrical Cords Can you see the cord? She is in danger of tripping.
33Avoid Trips – Electrical Cords Keep cords out of your pathway.
34Top 5 Ways to Avoid Slipping or Tripping Clean up spills immediately.Never leave items in the middle of walkways.When carrying items make sure you can see where you’re going.Keep floors clean and dry.Always wear slip-resistant shoes.
35QuestionsIf you have any questions please see your manager or supervisor.