By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter.
Do your employees know that they do not have to give their personal information to an OSHA Investigator? Or that they can choose to end the interview at anytime?
Having Spanish resources available for your Latinx employees is invaluable. It cannot be stated enough how important it is to have vital documents like employee handbooks and OSHA cards in Spanish for your employees who do not speak English as a first language.
You don’t want anything as crucial as employee rights to be lost in translation. By offering business documents, like these OSHA cards, in Spanish you ensure all employees fully understand their rights during an OSHA inspection. Regardless of what language your employees speak, it is your job to make sure they are protected.
That is why Cotney Attorneys & Consultants offers free, downloadable OSHA rights cards in Spanish, so you can be positive that your Latinx employees are informed . These cards briefly outline worker rights during an inspection, making sure employees know they do not have to give personal information to an OSHA investigator, they can choose to end the interview at anytime and they can request a supervisor to attend the interview.
If your employees know their rights during an inspection, it could save your business from significant fines.
Download the Spanish OSHA card now and keep it handy for when an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer arrives on the jobsite!
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