One of the main obstacles preventing risk management systems from having more of a priority in the hospitality industry is the perceived lack of measurable return on investment (ROI). All business owners want an ROI on everything they spend time or money on.
Hotels are under constant risk of costly scenarios such as guest lawsuits or employee workers compensation claims. To many hotel owners, insurance may seem like nothing more than a necessary evil and a drain on the bottom line.
As summer approaches and families make vacation plans, the Cookeville Fire Department urges citizens to keep fire safety in mind while staying in hotels.
Many hoteliers think that because they have a property and casualty insurance policy, all their risk management concerns are covered. Risk management is a very broad term and it can mean different things to different people, depending on their areas of concern or history of issues.
Lawsuits from accidents that happen on hotel property can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Distracted driving is deadly behavior. It consistently ranks as one of the traffic safety issues at the forefront of many drivers’ thinking. Distraction contributes to more than 3,000 traffic fatalities each year. BLR points out some startling statistics below.
America’s largest hospitality companies are training their employees to spot cases of human trafficking at hotels.
While carbon monoxide poisoning at hotels is extremely rare, dire outcomes serve as a reminder of how serious an issue it is. Hotel owners and operators should practice regular maintenance and checks on equipment and systems to ensure the highest standards of guest safety.
For some time, the subject of Medical Marijuana has been a serious issue discussed throughout the United States. As of right now, 23 states have legalized the usage of the drug for medicinal purposes only, with more to come probably.
Keeping employment policies and practices from discriminating against transgender employees has never been more crucial.
Turn on the television at any given time you will probably either find a reality show about tattoos, or a celebrity flaunting his or her body art. Even the famous tattoo artist, Ed Hardy, has a popular clothing and perfume line. Indeed, tattooing has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, successfully appealing toward the mainstream culture.
The hospitality sector faces a variety of potentially damaging threats that hotels need to contend with, particularly as they deal with an influx of new leisure and business travelers.
When you think of the traditional definition of service animals, miniature horses usually don’t come to mind. If a miniature horse has been trained to perform the tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, then they have the same rights as a service animal.
The hotel room key card may become as obsolete as the brass room key it replaced. Door lock vendors have developed the technology to let smartphones function as keys, and the hotel industry is starting to experiment with it.
Safety incentive programs have been under the microscope lately. The primary concern is that programs that reward workers or teams for avoiding injury might result in employees not reporting recordable injuries.
In this day and age consumers have come to expect free WiFi to be accessible wherever they go, connecting WiFi enabled devices at their convenience has become a must have.
Beware! There may be an immeasurable hazard in your bathroom, your glass shower door! It can happen in an instant; shower doors spontaneously shattering, sometimes while a person is showering, resulting in injuries of various magnitudes.
Fair chance policies benefit everyone! The laws often referred to as “ban the box” laws motivate employers to consider job candidates based on the applicant’s qualifications without the humiliation of the criminal record.
Smaller hotel rooms – larger common areas; some hotels are reducing the size of their rooms immensely instead putting the emphasis on multiple and larger common areas.