VII Industry Regulations and Compliance

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Safety hazards B. Health codes C. Security measures

  • (6) The student understands the importance of health, safety, and environmental systems in the travel and tourism industry and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance.
    • (A) identify hazards common to workplaces such as safety, health, and environmental hazards
    • (B) use industry standards to implement safety precautions to maintain a safe worksite
    • (C) demonstrate first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • (D) describe environmental procedures that ensure a facility is in compliance with health codes
    • (E) describe how to respond to emergency situations
    • (F) analyze potential effects caused by common chemicals and hazardous materials
    • (G) analyze security measures to protect the guests, customers, and staff and to limit liability


  • Hospitality Services Curriculum Guide, Reference Book, Student Activity, and Tests, Curriculum Center for FCS, 2003 – Ch. 11
  • Hospitality Services: Food and Lodging, Goodheart-Willcox Company, 2004 – Ch. 20
  • Reynolds, Johnny Sue. (2010) Hospitality Services. Tinley-Park, Illinois: The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • ITA Office of Travel & Tourism Industries
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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