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.

  1. Occupational Noise Exposure 1910.95 for employees in a hearing conservation program.
  2. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 1910.120 for employees that could be exposed to hazardous substances.
  3. Respiratory Protection 1910.134
  4. Fire Brigades 1910.156
  5. Portable Fire Extinguishers 1910.157
  6. Exit Routes, Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans Fixed Extinguishing Systems 1910.160
  7. Machine Guarding, Mechanical Power Presses 1910.217
  8. Asbestos 1910.1001 for employees with possible exposure
  9. Toxic Substances Thirteen Carcinogens 1910.1003
  10. Workers Right to Know Access to Employee Exposure and
          Medical Records 1910.1020
  11. Lead 1926.62
  12. Bloodborne Pathogens 1910.1030

Many public-sector employees are often required to take occupational health and safety trainings and refreshers. Some state laws require both public and private companies to provide sexual harassment training to employees. In South Carolina, many companies are proactive about the training.

Most of the OSHA®-required training we provide directly in English and Spanish. However, we also provide professional conference (simultaneous) interpreters in a variety of languages for your training needs as well.

In the case of OSHA®-mandated training, OSHA® requires that training be done in the language best understood by the workers. Therefore, they must have a trainer in their language.  Otherwise, professional interpreters familiar with OSHA® and safety will be needed.  Per OSHA® rules, training with interpreters doubles the time, resulting in much higher training costs. When this need arises, please send us an e-mail to answer any questions. 

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