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HospitalityLawyer.com - Hotel & Restaurant Loss Prevention and Risk Management Newsletter February 2012

publication date: Mar 1, 2012
author/source: Stephen Barth, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com

HospitalityLawyer.com - worldwide provider of legal, safety, and security solutionsHotel and Restaurant Loss Prevention and Risk Management Newsletter

February 2012 Volume V, Issue 1

In this edition:

Anderson KillBusiness Interruption Insurance: Keeping Your Business Afloat while You Fix What’s Broke, By Diana Shafter-Gliedman

The hospitality industry relies on property insurance to protect against the risk of property damage, minor mishaps to the catastrophic damage caused by hurricanes, accidents and other unforeseen events. But in the aftermath of a disaster, restaurants, hotels, and other entities may face significant losses in revenue which are not directly related to costs incurred by fixing crumbling frescoes or malfunctioning electrical system, but rather, arise out of the interruption of operations required to repair the damage. If and when this occurs, business interruption insurance may provide compensation these losses. Read more

OSHA's Form 300A Year Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, by Jesse Denton, Hospitality Engineering & Loss Prevention Services

It is time to post this Summary page. This is an OSHA requirement from February 1 to April 30 for the previous year. OSHA has placed a high priority on recordkeeping. Citations have been issued for errors as small as addition mistakes. Read more

In Case You Missed It...DOJ Issued New ADA guidance on Portable Aquatic Lifts for Pools and Spas

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a publication that clarifies the new ADA regulations impacting swimming pools and hotels. See the full DOJ piece here. The publication discusses:

  • Which factors that should be considered to determine whether pools should be made accessible

  • New construction and alterations

  • Compliance Dates

  • Maintenance of Accessible Features

  • Staff Training

  • Tax Credits and Deductions.

Industry Resources

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Visit the Safety & Security Library for articles on hotel safety, fire protection, hotel security, crisis management or disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery, crisis communications management, insurance, violence in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) initiatives, and those requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that directly affect hotels and restaurants.

Fire Protection Management Tips

The U.S. Fire Administration publishes Coffee Break Training Bulletins, providing technical training and administrative tips. Below are links to the archived Bulletins:

CPSC Recalls

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products. You can find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.


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