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

Hauling

(Dirt, rocks, bricks, construction materials, 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 hauling equipment and safety equipment such as wheelbarrows and hardhats.
 
  • Make sure all equipment and 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.
 

Additional protective equipment that may be required:

 

Hard hat: to protect from falling objects and overhead objects

Leather gloves: for work with sharp objext or power tools

Wheelbarrow: for hauling dirt, rocks, bricks, etc.

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

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