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Landscaping

(Patios, walkways, 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.
 
  • Create a work plan

Plan ahead. Think through every step of the job before starting, including preparation, implementation, and cleanup. Make note of how you’ll get the material to the job site and whether or not you’ll need to rent special tools and equipment.
 
  • Conduct a survey to locate utilities

Before demolition, conduct a survey to locate all utilities. Mark, shut off, and/or cap all electric, gas, water, steam, sewer, and other service lines. If you are unsure how to do any of the above, call 811 or visit www.washington811.com to schedule a FREE survey with your utility company. 
 

Additional protective equipment that may be required:

Leather gloves: for handling bricks and blocks

 

Hearing protection: for work with loud machinery or power tools

 

Knee pads: for working on one's knees

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