The Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeper MIPP Standard

In 2018 a new occupationally-specific compliance standard went into effect across California. The Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeper Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program Standard (MIPP) focuses specifically on hotel housekeepers. The Standard prescribes specific steps that must be taken on an annual basis to help protect housekeepers.

Tim Pottorff, MSIE, CIE, ARM, has over 30-years’ professional experience and has performed thousands of ergonomics assessments and training courses at client locations around the world. Pottorff is a leading Industrial Ergonomist and is an expert on the Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeper MIPP Standard. He provides Cal/OSHA compliance services to hospitality clients across California. He speaks regularly at Ergonomics and Safety Conferences across the country, and is Principal at QP3 ErgoSystems, a full-service risk consulting company.


  • Explain what the Standard is and why it is important
  • Identify who is subject to the Standard
  • Outline the actions required to achieve compliance
  • Confirm when compliance must be achieved
  • Analyze what we are discovering in our work

*CEUs: This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC and COPSKT. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA  1 contact hour for this class. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialties/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.


Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.


Ron Porter, Director, PT, CEAS III

Ron Porter, Director, PT, CEAS III

Ronald W. Porter is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, and Ergonomics.

In the past 38 years, since becoming Director of the Back School, he has instructed over 1000 workshops and seminars on Ergonomics Awareness and Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention to physical and occupational therapists; medical doctors; chiropractors; occupational health nurses; industrial health and safety professionals; employee health and human resource professionals; and insurance claims managers.

Ron has worked with over 350 companies, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Services; Shell Oil; International Paper; WestRock; A-dec Dental; Patterson Dental: Arizona Public Service Company; Association of California Water Agencies/Joint Powers Insurance Agency and the United States Navy; consulting on the development and implementation of innovative ergonomics programs for both individual plant sites and entire corporations.

He was chosen as the 2012 ASSE Ergonomics Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year, one of the 50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation by the 2014 SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference and received a 2016 President’s Award presented   by the ASSE.

His recent presentations include:

The 2007 - 2017 and 2019 American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conferences • The 2018 & 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference • March 2018 Webinar for the American Association of Hand Therapists • The 2016 Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 and 2018  National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 •  March 2010 national webinar on the Aging Workforce for the ASSE Virtual Classroom.

His Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Society of Safety Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.