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.

Interpreting for mandatory training?

Every company has a certain amount of federally- or state-mandated required training. For example, the following is a list of subjects that OSHA® requires company to cover annually. The list is not exhaustive. Occupational Noise Exposure 1910.95 for employees in a hearing conservation program. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 1910.120 for employees that could …

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Integrating Safety Value to Promote a Strong Safety Climate – Part I

In the previous two blogs, we discussed the importance of management and leadership setting the right example to promote a strong safety culture. We talked about the fact that many companies say that safety is their number one priority. However, their actions reveal a very different thing. Therefore, we consider in this article how a …

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Requesting a certified interpreter

The National Certification for Healthcare Interpreters first began issuing credentials in 2011. In those seven years, it has continued to grow. For the past four or five years, I have been consistently encouraging the use of certified interpreters. The problem is that if there aren’t any or many to choose from, people will revert to …

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Interpreting for development training

A positive company culture and safety environment are not always easy to accomplish. The larger the company, the more diverse the workforce, the greater the potential exists for difficulties arise. This is especially the case when you also add an immigrant workforce with the language barrier. All these different backgrounds and cultures often create a …

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How to find a certified health care interpreter.

There are two recognized organizations in the United States that provide a certification for healthcare interpreters. CCHI certification is offered by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters  http://cchicertification.org/; find CCHI interpreters here: https://cchi.learningbuilder.com/Public/MemberSearch/Search CMI certification is offered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters  https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/; find CMI interpreters here:  https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/search-the-cmi-registry Although I personally …

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Interpreting for Technical Training

Just as newer technologies continue to replace older technologies, employees must continue to receive updated technical training. Technical skills training is a necessary component of continuing education if employees are to keep abreast with the changes and perform their duties correctly. Even highly skilled employees with many years of experience need additional training from time …

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Onboarding Training

There is a difference between orientation and onboarding employee training. Orientation is usually related to human resources and is done at the first week of employment. It covers a wide variety of general information that employees need to know, like company culture and employees’ benefits. On the other hand, onboarding typically is department specific and …

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