Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

January 20, 2018
JAlfonso

6 Considerations when Choosing a Medical Interpreter

(1)The Setting: The setting is important in choosing the interpreter. Some interpreters are perfectly comfortable working at a doctor’s office and completely uncomfortable with accompanying a home health nurse in a private home. Ethically, professional interpreters should be honest in revealing if they don’t qualify for a specific assignment. For example, a highly qualified healthcare

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January 12, 2018
JAlfonso

How do I schedule an interpreter because every SC county is different?

South Carolina has a unified court system.  However, many attorneys have asked us this question because South Carolina doesn’t seem to be a uniform standard system for scheduling interpreters.  For this reason, we would suggest always starting at the top.   Court Administration:  This office was established in 1973 to assist the Chief Justice (currently

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January 6, 2018
JAlfonso

Sugerencias de seguridad invernal

La exposición prolongada a las temperaturas congelantes puede provocar problemas de salud graves.  Las señales de peligro son escalofrió incontrolable, oratoria farfullada, movimientos torpes, fatiga y conducta confusa.  Se observa dichas señales, consiga auxilio de emergencia. Sugerencias para trabajar de manera segura durante el frío Vístase de ropa apropiada para el frio, el viento y

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January 6, 2018
JAlfonso

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue, and confused behavior. If these signs are observed, call for emergency help. Tips for working safely in the cold: Wear proper clothing for cold, wet and windy conditions, including loose-fitting layers that can

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December 30, 2017
JAlfonso

Why Localization is just as Important when it comes to Bilingual Safety

Guest blog by Louise Taylor. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry employers reported approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries during 2016. That’s 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers. Many employers work hard to protect workers’ safety, but it is harder to do so in certain industries. Construction workers, for

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