- Public Works
- Adopt-a-Roadside (Napa C.A.R.E.)
- Safety Standards
- The program depends on the common sense and responsibility of the individual participants.
- Participants must follow all safety standards due to the potentially hazardous environment.
- Read, understand and conform to the provisions in your permit.
- Provide a copy of the safety requirements to each participant.
- Permittee shall conduct an initial safety meeting and discussion before beginning the project.
- Review safety requirements with your group each time before going out.
- Each work group must have a copy of the permit and safety requirements with them on the roadside.
- Do not work on holiday weekends or 24 hours before holiday weekends.
- Do not work when it is raining or foggy and when roads are wet or icy.
- Do not start work before 8:00 a.m. Stop working before dusk.
- Do not touch potentially hazardous materials such as powders, chemicals, weapons, sharp objects, syringes or dead animals, etc. Please notify the County of these hazardous materials and objects as soon as possible.
- Avoid overexertion and drink plenty of water.
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs before entering or while on the right-of-way.
Safety Gear, Clothing & Equipment
- Wear equipment provided by County: orange vests and gloves whenever you are out on the roadside; put these on ahead of time.
- Recommended wear: long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeve shirts, hat (light colored clothing) and sunscreen.
- Place signage as directed by the County.
- No portable restrooms will be allowed in the County right-of-way.
- Use trash nabbers, not your hands, for litter removal.
Access & Parking
- Park off of the roadway.
- If you drive to roadside areas, try to carpool.
- Vehicles used to transport workers, equipment, or materials to roadside section must be parked completely off the roadway.
- Do not park any vehicles in a grassy area, where the exhaust systems could start a fire.
- Do not use your emergency flashers when parked.
- If you are working some distance from your vehicle display your permit, or a note in your vehicles windshield, for the California Highway Patrol identification, indicating “Napa C.A.R.E. Crew Working”.
- Improperly parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed by the California Highway Patrol.
- Exit and enter your vehicle on the side away from traffic, whenever possible.
When on Foot
- Walk and work facing the direction of oncoming traffic; be alert and keep an eye on traffic.
- Do not walk on the roadway, shoulders, and bridges.
- Do not enter drainage facilities and structures.
- Never work in the median, roadway, or shoulders of roadway.
- Use caution when crossing roadways; use crosswalks and signalized intersections where available.