Construction safety

Alfonso Interpreting offers safety training and translation.

Common industry problems are:

  • Higher cost due to longer interpreted meeting;

  • Miscommunications with limited English proficient (LEP) employees;

  • Low morale;

  • Costly safety training expenses;

  • Exorbitant work injuries;

  • Hefty fines; and

  • Increased workers' compensation premiums.

Great companies often deal with costly safety training expenses, work injuries or fines.

OSHA® requires that when an interpreter is needed for 10 or 30 hour class, the class time must be doubled.  This means you will pay both the trainer and interpreter for twenty hours instead of ten.  Additionally, your training costs four times more, along with lost production days.

Substantial money can be saved by eliminating the need for an interpreter. Our cultural understanding and passion are effective in helping workers take to heart this life-saving message.

Covered Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA

  • Record Keeping and Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses.

  • General Safety and Health Provisions.

  • Occupational Health and Environmental Controls.

  • Personal Protective and Life saving Equipment.

  • Fire Protection and Prevention

  • Signs, Signals, and Barricades.

  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use,and Disposal.

  • Tools Hand and Power.

  • Welding and Cutting.

  • Electrical.

  • Scaffolds

  • Cranes and Derricks in Construction

  • Fall Protection.

  • Excavations.

  • Concrete and Masonry Construction.

  • Steel Erection

  • Demolition

  • Stairways and Ladders

  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances.

Did you know?

 

  • Nearly 47% of work related deaths among Hispanic workers occurred in small establishments with 1-10 employees.

  • Construction employment increased by 1 million from 2012 to 2015; almost 70% of the new jobs were taken by Hispanic workers.

  • In 2015, nearly 30% of construction workers were of Hispanic origin—higher than any previous years.

  • More than 75% of Hispanic construction workers were born outside the United States.

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