The State of New Jersey has passed legislation which requires
hotels to provide housekeeping staff with panic buttons.
The law comes into effect in January and applies to all hotels
with 100 or more rooms.
“We must protect the safety of workers in the hospitality
industry,” said Governor Phil Murphy.
“This new law will ensure that hotel employees performing
their duties will have the means to summon immediate assistance if
they are in danger.”
New Jersey is the first state to mandate the devices, although
other states such as Washington and Florida and considering the
“No one should ever have to work in fear,” said Loretta
Weinberg, Senate majority leader.
“The isolating nature of hotel employees servicing private
rooms puts them in a uniquely vulnerable position. A panic device
to communicate to authorities outside of the room in the case of
harassment and assault will go a long way to ensuring their safety,
security and workplace wellbeing.”
Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
Panic buttons mandated for New Jersey hotel staff