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05-11-11, 02:25 PM #1
California - I thought they had better things to worry about?
Fitted or flat?
That’s the weighty question facing the California Legislature, which is considering a bill that would regulate what type of sheets can be used on hotel bed mattresses across the state.
Supporters of the bill argue it will reduce worker injuries by eliminating the need for workers to repetitively lift extremely heavy mattresses when making beds. They contend that flat sheets cause workers to strain their backs, shoulders and wrists, and are often responsible for repetitive motion injuries.
State Bill 432, sponsored by Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), also calls for the use of long-handled tools like mops and dusters so housekeepers do not have to get down on their hands and knees to clean bathroom floors.
“Just by using fitted sheets you could cut the number of lifts in half, and we think that would go a long way in preventing worker injury,” said Leigh Shelton, a spokesperson for UNITE HERE, a union that represents California hospitality workers.
Read more: California Hotel Groups Flat Out Reject Fitted Sheet Requirement in Proposed Housekeeping Bill - FoxNews.com
Personally, I think this is a good bill. I don't know how many times I've thrown my back out changing the sheets on my bed.
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05-11-11, 05:01 PM #2
I like fitted sheets better too.
05-11-11, 05:14 PM #3
My dad being ex services taught me how to make a bed properly using the correct corner techniques.
So obviously I prefer fitted as well. stuff all that corner squaring malarkey!the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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