Making the workplace safe for Spanish-speaking employees requires modifying safety programs, according to manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, who authored a new article in Manufacturing Tomorrow. Employees who speak limited or no English may represent the biggest challenges for maintaining corporate safety programs.
By setting up processes, leaders ensure that before beginning work, each employee uses an initial safety orientation. While new employees may have a basic understanding of the English language sufficient to review basic and initial safety orientations, it does not create a safety culture requiring on-going Spanish instructions.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, regardless of the specific training element, requires testing of comprehension. Helping Spanish-speaking employees understand OSHA compliance, is both a safety and employee engagement issue. When trainings are delivered in Spanish, the leadership is sharing they care about the safety of ALL employees, and want to guarantee everyone, including limited-English speakers, completely understands the safety training.
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About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 3500 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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