Ever since the #MeToo movement generated a serious and overdue discussion on the assault of hotel housekeepers and demands that employers provide better protections, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and some of the major Hotel chains were motivated to pledge to make hotel employee safety a priority. Now cities and states across the country are adopting newly enacted legislation that requires hotels to provide hotel housekeepers and staff the required security solutions in the form of Panic Buttons for Hotel Workers. This has also sparked a philosophical discussion on whether alarms should be silent or loud.
Legislation requiring Harassment Prevention Training failed to pass in California in 2018 in wake of the #MeToo movement. This would have made it mandatory for all employees to take harassment determent practices including requiring all hotel employees to carry a portable panic button device in case of emergencies.
Since the state-wide measure failed to pass, a growing number of local cities and counties have established local laws mandating the above rules and regulations in addition to posting those ordinances as notices within each room.
Sacramento passed an ordinance this past January as well as Oakland, Long Beach, and Santa Monica. All must provide employees panic buttons.
Oakland's legislation—called "Measure Z"—also requires "a specific minimum wage, limits the square footage an employee can be required to service and creates an entirely new city department."
Santa Monica employees must be trained in "safety, public health protection, prevention of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual violence." This is a significant step in curtailing the violence against women, especially against hotel employees.
Facing legal challenges, the ordinances and the legislation and support behind them persists. "Sacramento’s hotel worker protection ordinance goes into effect on July 14, 2020."
Our Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers and Staff can fulfill security protection and ordinances for hotel staff. These Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers & Staff Neck Pendants are silent and can be worn around the neck or wrist or even carried in a pocket to increase accessibility to help when urgently needed. These pendants are connected to an overall Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers & Staff Master Console and will transmit an alarm when pressed. The location of the alarm will be known by the Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers & Staff Master Console allowing security personnel to respond quickly.
Providing Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers and Staff is a crucial next step in maintaining hotel worker safety and rights and adhering to local ordinances. Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers and Staff are wireless and integrate seamlessly with existing systems. Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers and Staff are designed to fit the security needs of your facility no matter the size.
BEC Integrated Solutions can provide your establishment with the necessary Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers and Staff to meet recently legislated regulations and remain compliant on any current or impending laws in Seattle or any other metropolis. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or for a free quote. Committed to our customers, we offer the most reliable and affordable Panic Button System for Hotel Housekeepers and Staff options on the market today.
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