JAlfonso

As President of Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc., I oversee all clients and their incoming assignments. Through quick and thorough communication, I ensure that our clients' needs are met and completed professionally and in a timely fashion.

Effective training for a powerful safety culture part 2 (Supervisors)

Part one of this blog discussed the importance of effective safety training. We will discuss what steps need to be taken to train supervisors.  Supervisors are key for safety on the jobsite. They are the intermediary between the worker and management. The way they lead, act as role models, and communicate are important factors in …

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It has been one crazy year!

Hello everybody! Welcome to my blog reboot. Hopefully, I have not lost too many followers. Let’s begin with a 2020 recap of our company. Next, 2021 intentions will be shared with you. First, I am very grateful because we survived! The beginning of 2020 was exciting, hopeful, and full of plans. I began attending Columbia …

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Conduits of communication?

For many years, I have been describing the role of the healthcare interpreter as a conduit for communication. The mental image that this creates, is one of a machine. A telephone for instance is impersonal. It truly is a conduit of communication. Human beings, however, are far more complex than a simple telephone. To simply …

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Good communication fosters a strong safety climate part 2

Good communication fosters a strong safety climate part 2 In part one, we reviewed communication breakdowns at home and with the first recorded skyscraper in ancient history, the Tower of Babel. We discussed how important communication is and how challenging it is to do well in our own language.  Now grasp the degree of challenge …

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Medical interpreter options in SC

Medical interpreter options in SC In recent years, there have been many changes in the USA health care sector. We have observed changes in the way doctors practice medicine.  Also, hospitals have been consolidating. In March of 2010, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known by most people as Obamacare was enacted into law. …

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Good communication fosters a strong safety climate part 1

Words matter! Good communication is essential for any company to succeed. Bad communication can result in disaster. Dialog begins with two seemingly simple steps, talking and listening. I say seemingly, because I observe people all the time speak what they think is clear and plain language, yet others have trouble comprehending what was said.  Listening …

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