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

Sheetrock

Hanging, taping, mudding, and sanding

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 sheetrock and safety equipment such as tape and knee pads.

  • Make sure the work area has good ventilation

Open windows or doors for ventilation. Fans and extractors should be provided if windows or doors do not open.

  • Make sure all power tools are in good working condition

Before your workers 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:

Leather gloves: for using knives and/or saws to cut the sheetrock

Hard hat: to protect from falling objects and overhead objects

Hearing protection: for work with loud machinery or power tools

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 properly ventilate the work area