Safety considerations with foreign-born Latino workers
Companies in Washington State are increasingly working with Spanish-speaking employees, some of whom are foreign-born.
In recognition of this, Washington Retail is developing its SAFEME safety training app for Spanish speakers. We expect it to be ready for downloading by the end of this year.
Cultural differences can sometimes break down communication between English and Spanish speakers.
The publication EHS Today has an article out this week that lists considerations for improving safety-related communications with foreign-born Spanish speakers. Read more.