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If you work in an international company, do you translate your safety training materials into the native language of the trainees or customize your programs for each country?

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I would think you would want to customize your programs due to differences in OSH laws from country to country.
I have lived overeas for 21 years, worked with many countries and agencies. I suggest, unless your trainees are fluent and speak, read, and write in Engish, you would need to have your training materials translated. Thanks.
I agree with the customization on program content given the laws and regulations. That's obviously critical. What about changing the format of the training or the types of materials used?
I would think you have to consider both. The native language is of course a must other wide you will leave a lot open for missenterpretation, but also the country standards have a lot to do with how you want to present your program. Try focusing more on the company itself that you preraring a training for, that i find helps a lot.
There are several things to consider:

1. Language is pretty obvious
2. Country regulations (OSHA is not a standard for every country of the world)
3. Localization - training may need to be localized based on the culture of the country you are delivering the training in.

Does anyone know of a program or system that will translate from English into Burmese or Karen?  (without using a human translator) Thanks,

 

Kurt

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