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Staying safe while working at a hotel

On Behalf of | Nov 2, 2022 | Workers' Compensation |

Employers in Colorado and throughout the country are required to take steps to keep their workers safe. The use of technology such as security cameras, automatic locking doors and gas detectors may help minimize the risk of workplace injuries. Staying aware of your surroundings may also make it easier to get through a shift without getting hurt.

How technology makes work safer

The use of security cameras can make it easier to monitor workers, guests and others who may be in a building at any given time. Keeping track of everyone on the premises may prevent someone from sneaking into a hotel room, a storage area or some other sensitive location where they may be able to attack someone. Doors that automatically lock or close further reduce opportunities for unauthorized access to areas where a worker may be vulnerable to harm.

Identify and mitigate hazards yourself

If you see a puddle of water on the floor, you should clean it up or report the hazard to someone who can. If you see a carpet that is wrinkled or torn, attempt to fix the issue or ask for assistance doing so. Staying alert to your surroundings might enable you to avoid areas where an accident may occur, which is generally the easiest way to avoid getting hurt.

Don’t try to be a hero

Jumping into the pool to save a guest may not be a good idea if you can’t swim. Attempting to lift or move a drunk guest who is significantly larger than you may also be an easy way to get hurt. Taking a measured approach to interactions with others may reduce the odds of an incident that might lead to a workers’ compensation claim.

A workplace injury may make it difficult to remain employed or to enjoy a reasonable quality of life outside of work. Ideally, you will collect evidence such as photos, a doctor’s note or witness statements to include with a workers’ compensation claim. This may make it easier to get benefits in a timely manner.


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