Online Safety Community

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?

Views: 116

Replies to This Discussion

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

RSS

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

HrishikeshRam posted blog posts
4 hours ago
Russel Stuart posted blog posts
5 hours ago
Nakul Pratap posted a blog post

Which is the best NEBOSH course for you?

Learn From the Best The NEBOSH IGC course will be delivered by highly skilled and experienced professionals, who are already with NEBOSH qualification. The tutors will not just teach this as subject, but also makes you understand and gives the skill to implement the safety measures at workplace.Do complete the NEBOSH IGC with the leading…See More
5 hours ago
Benny Smith posted a blog post

Sciatica Pain Treatment and Sources Of the Illness

Sciatic nerve pain is identified by discomfort that spreads out along the sciatic nerve, radiating from the buttocks and back of the leg to the foot. The two sciatic nerves (one nerve on each side of the reduced body) are the longest in the human nerves. They are born in the lower back; expand in the thigh as well as calf to the foot.Sciatic nerve pain is caused by various kinds of stress on the sciatic nerve, lower back, or buttocks. It can also be caused by nerve origin sores that belong to…See More
7 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Nebosh course in Kolkata | Nebosh training in Kolkata | Safety course Kolkata

Nebosh is a UK approved educational board which provides various safety courses for working professional and students to become a health and safety ecperts. Nebosh offers safety courses through…Continue

Tags: safety, fees, institute, officer, kolkata

Started by Nakul Pratap Oct 16.

Enroll Our Nebosh Course in Saudi Arabia Becomes a professional safety officer

Green World Group is an repeated Safety training institute in Saudi Arabia offered Nebosh Course in Saudi Arabia.…Continue

Tags: online, riyadh, dammam, arabia, saudi

Started by Nakul Pratap Aug 17.

Hazard Communication 6 Replies

When training your employees on chemical hazards and MSDS sheets, etc., what do you find are the most useful tactics or tools to use? Continue

Tags: MSDS, right-to-know, training, safety, communication

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by kevincarter carter Nov 2, 2013.

Translating Safety Training Materials 6 Replies

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?Continue

Tags: translations, training, safety

Started by Christie Mendola. Last reply by Kurt Franke Oct 12, 2012.

Focus Four Construction DVD or VHS 3 Replies

Does anyone know of a good video that covers all of the focus four topics?  I've checked with Coastal and Wumbus and so far I've found nothing.  One of my clients wants a single video to cover all…Continue

Started by Wes Daubenspeck. Last reply by John Padilla Jun 4, 2012.

Badge

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service