All Casa Latina workers have received Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training on health and safety in the work place and have their own personal protective equipment including work boots, rubberized cotton gloves, safety glasses, dust mask, and ear plugs. They also receive training on safe moving techniques and yardwork. Workers required to lift 50 to 100 lbs. have passed a strength and agility test.
However, training workers is not enough to ensure workplace safety. Employers must also understand and promote safety. Many employers see workplace safety as a nuisance—or simply don’t understand their responsibilities—but workplace safety doesn’t have to be a burden.
In an effort to promote work place safety for Casa Latina workers, under a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), we have developed educational materials for employers looking for easy preventative measures that ensure the safety of their workers. Our guidelines help employers promote safe work procedures, and most of our tips and tricks (such providing water when the work is done on a hot day) are easy to implement with a little planning and forethought.
Each Casa Latina worker will arrive to your work site with the following personal protective equipment:
For industry specific workplace safety recommendations, please cleck on the type of work needed:
Disclaimer:This material was produced under grant number SH-26284-SH4 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.