Casa Latina advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing.

Gardening

(Pruning, trimming, planting, etc.)
 

Casa Latina recommends taking the following steps to ensure safe, efficient, and high-quality work:

  • Provide workers with necessary tools and equipment

All Casa Latina workers come with their own personal protective equipment (WORK BOOTS, SAFETY GOGGLES, EAR PLUGS, N95 DUST MASK, and RUBBERIZED COTTON GLOVES). If additional tools and safety equipment are required for the job, they must be provided by the employer. This includes mowing and trimming equipment and safety equipment such as knee pads and safety harnesses (required for work on roofs).
 
  • Make sure all power tools are in good working condition

Before your worker arrives, check all power tools and extension cords for wear-and-tear or damage (such as exposed wires or dull blades). Make sure all extension cords have a ground prong (the third pin). Do not use damaged power tools or extension cords.
 
  • Use eco-friendly alternatives to pesticides

By eliminating pesticides, you provide a safe work environment and ensure the well-being of family, friends, and pets. Find information about pesticide alternatives here.
 

Additional protective equipment that may be required:

Hearing protection: for work with loud machinery or power tools
 
Leather gloves: for work pruning and/or trimming
 

Casa Latina trains all our workers to follow OSHA standards  for health and safety in the workplace. Some of the most important safety tips we promote are:

  • To properly use protective equipment
  • To make sure all tools and equipment are in good working condition
  • To use ergonomic position techniques
  • To check the work area for hazards and to clean or move anything that can cause an accident
  • To read all labels and follow proper guidelines

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