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Communicating With Spanish Workers Training & Certification

We Offer One Type of Safety Training

Our communicating with Spanish workers certification courses are intended to tech how to effectively communicate with Hispanic workers preventing misuse of equipment, injury, and fatality. Also, this training helps minimize workplace problems that stem from language and cultural barriers.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Communicating with Spanish Workers training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on general Hispanic terminology, its culture, workplace, its language, and an application section.

During this training, we will be taking a look at general terms, statistics, and OSHA regulations before we go over the Hispanic culture and language. We will teach you how you can create a safe and effective workplace. A large component of this training is the application of Spanish. We will give you example phrases for a variety of work sites. There will be a portion where you listen to the phrases in Spanish. Also, at the end of the course there will be a reference guide you will download that will have all vocabulary and example phrases for each work site.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is an hour and a half. 

Intended Audience:

  • Managers and Supervisors


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 1926.21 - Safety training and education.
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standards for communicating with Spanish workers, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees."

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from workplace problems that stem from language and cultural barriers. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things

    Did You Know?

    Current Hispanic population is 60.5 million in U.S.

    Hispanic workforce is nearing 24 million in U.S.

    On average, 1000 Hispanic employees die on the job every year in the United States (Source: OSHA).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the main purpose of communicating with Spanish workers?

    The main purpose is to effectively communicate with Hispanic workers which will prevent misuse of equipment, injury, and fatality. Also, this training helps minimize workplace problems that stem from language and cultural barriers.

    Why is communicating with Spanish workers important?

    There is an ever-growing Hispanic workforce and there are barriers from both the language and culture. An essential component is to be able to communicate effectively through these two barriers so that dangers, hazards, or workplace contention are minimized.

    Who needs communicating with Spanish workers training?

    The supervisors and managers in a workplace need this training. They will be able to understand more of the Hispanic culture and language. They will be able to communicate better with their Hispanic employees.

    What causes the workplace contention with different language workers?

    The two major areas of contention stems from language and cultural differences. Many times, these contentions start due to ignorance. These contentions can be minimized by educating yourself more with the others’ culture and language.

    Can you tell employees not to speak Spanish?

    It is illegal to have an English-only workplace according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). There may be some cases where a business can justify the necessity of English-only; however, this is rare. Thus, you cannot tell your employees to only speak English and not Spanish.

    What is the difference between Hispanic and Latino?

    Many times, it depends on what your local area for which term is more popular. However, the term Latino refers to the Latin American origin or descent and includes Brazil who does not speak Spanish. The term Hispanic refers to anyone that comes from a Spanish speaking country and is not exclusive to Latin American descents.

    What percentage of the workforce is Hispanic in the U.S.?

    Currently the percentage of U.S. workforce that are Hispanic is 18%. However, there are industries where that percentage is much higher. Some examples are farming, fishing, forestry, building & grounds, maintenance & cleaning, construction & extraction, and transportation that are well over 20%.

    What are the reasons for the growth of Hispanic population in the U.S. workforce?

    There are several reasons for this growth. The most influential reason is the immigration in the U.S. and the new generations. They are also much younger than the U.S. workforce and are more willing to work than other ethnicity groups.

    What is the role of Hispanics in the U.S. labor market?

    The role of the Hispanic workforce in the U.S. labor market is tremendous as the baby boomers are exiting the workforce. The Hispanics are satisfying this gap through their culture and their highly driven demographic.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!