Safety

Emergency action plans can save lives

Several years back, I described the experience of my friend Willie who was tasked with clearing his floor in a building adjacent to the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. His account is an excellent example of how creating and implementing a well-designed emergency action plan can be instrumental in saving lives.  Without a plan …

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How Conference Interpreting Can Improve Diversity and Inclusion

Have you ever found yourself listening to a group of people speaking another language that you don’t understand? At first, curiosity kicks in and you simply speculate as to what they are saying. But then a few of them laugh and your insecurities surface. Our imaginations tend to run wild at times. “Are they laughing …

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Alfonso Interpreting now offers CPR and First Aid Training in Spanish and English!

Why are we offering CPR and First Aid Training in Spanish and English?   For the last ten years, Alfonso Interpreting has provided interpreters in a variety of settings, including workers’ compensation cases. It is gratifying to serve our community and contribute to the healing process of individuals devastated by workplace injuries. However, it can …

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Lightning Safety

Recently in the news, four people working at a peach farm were sent to the hospital after being struck by lightning in South Carolina. One woman was struck by lightning while de-boarding a plane in Columbia. Lightning struck the Taqueria los Compadres restaurant in Murrells Inlet one Wednesday afternoon, sending three people to the hospital …

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Journey to Safety Excellence

The National Safety Council is a great resource for any company interested in protecting its most important asset:  employees.  They have a fantastic Infographic called Journey to Safety Excellence:  JSE-Infographic-Printable.   A lesson learned is that companies that participate in voluntary safety performance measurement programs demonstrate a 52% decrease in number of claims and an …

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The Cost of Injuries in the Workforce among Limited English Proficient Employees

There are an estimated 53,000 workplace fatalities each year and 427,000 non-fatal workplace illnesses.  My purpose for this post is to make the case that investing in safety and language services can result in great value and savings in the long run.   How much does a work injury cost you? Nationwide, the average direct …

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Seven Time Management Lessons From a Really Crazy Week!

I recently found myself trying to survive one of the worse crisis weeks in many years. It all started near the end of March when my wife informed me that the drain seemed to be clogged and she was calling the plumber. When I arrived home, there wasn’t one van, there were about five with …

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