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SAFEME Spanish earns recognition from Labor & Industries

Labor & Industries has extended special recognition to Washington Retail’s customized Spanish-language SAFEME app. It now is available in both Essentials and Automotive versions.

In traditional and social media announcements this week, L&I credited Rick Means, Washington Retail’s Director of Safety and Education, for securing a grant to translate the 24 SAFEME workplace safety training lessons from English into Spanish. Before the launch, WR partnered with the Seattle Latino Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to conduct a usability test with Spanish-speaking workers and supervisors.

According to July 2017 US Census data, people of Hispanic origin are the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. The Spanish SAFEME versions reflect Washington Retail’s commitment to supporting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and expand its reach to a broader audience in the state, nation and on the internet. It is available on the web and for Apple and Android smartphones.

The app is meant to supplement– not replace– the legal requirement for employers to provide safety education and training.

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Funding and support for the SAFEME app has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.

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