Safety & Security Self Inspection Checklist for Hotels
Jim Stover, Arthur J. Gallagher, via Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management,
University of Houston
Hazardous Materials/MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) Training:
1. Are all new employees informed and properly trained in the correct usage of
2. Is Human Resources’ role in coordinating all HAZCOM programs and maintaining
MSDS files properly maintained? (Other departments or offices may be assigned this
responsibility at management’s discretion).
3. Are MSDS sheets adequately explained so that employees are familiar with the
physical characteristics of chemicals used, exposure limits, precautionary measures, and
emergency and first aid procedures?
4. Are signed forms verifying the employee’s HAZCOM/MSDS training kept in their
5. Are employees informed as to where MSDS sheets are located? Are they readily
accessible 24 hours a day?
6. Is there an alphabetical list of chemicals used at the hotel at the front of each MSDS
7. Is annual refresher training done (and documented) for all employees?
8. Is personal protective equipment (PPE) available to those employees who handle
chemicals that require them? (Does supervision enforce this requirement?)
Bloodborne Pathogen Training:
1. Is bloodborne pathogen training given to all new employees and documented in their
2. Are employees who have been identified as having occupational exposure to
bloodborne pathogens – Room Attendants, Housemen, Laundry Attendants, Security,
MODs, Housekeeping Supervision, Food Service staff, Lifeguards, and all CPR trained
personnel - informed that hepatitis B vaccination is available? Is a record of this
maintained in the employee’s file?
3. Is personal protective equipment (PPE) – eye and/or face protection, gloves, apron,
sharps boxes, biohazard bags – available for employees who may need it?
4. If an exposure incident occurs, are the proper procedures followed