City of Coral Gables: No Environmental Protection of Workers?

It can be observed many days that landscape contractors hired by the city do not enforce minimum acceptable protection against hearing loss by their workers operating equipment.

I have yet to see a single worker with protective equipment, such as earplugs, operating high decibel noisy equipment.  The equipment includes mounted lawnmowers and gas powered leaf blowers and grass trimers.  Also, I have observed lawnmowers being driven on the main streets.

I urge the City of Coral Gables to enforce the minimum acceptable environmental noise protection for its contract and own workers and all safety rules, all to the benefit of workers in the city:  they deserve the same “quality of life” as our residents.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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