OSHA training courses generally focus on helping employers maintain a safe space for all present. As almost all private businesses are required to comply with the Act’s guidelines, everyone benefits from proper OSHA training. Global Arena’s course is no exception. Our course also goes further by considering how safety and health issues apply to interpreters when onsite. Even those well-versed in occupational safety and law benefit from a refresher to cover these finer points.
It may seem strange to connect interpreting to any kind of occupational risk. However, interpreters often facilitate sessions in environments where reasonable protections need to be in place. In some cases, interpreters fall under the same standards and protections as established employees. Thus, employers need to comply by OSHA regulations as they apply to both independent contractors and employees. Additionally, interpreters should be familiar with these regulations to ensure their comfort while on assignment.
Understanding OSHA is available as a self-paced, interactive e-learning course. The course is designed for anyone working in industries and facilities subject to OSHA regulations. The course is designed for workers with all levels of OSHA regulation awareness. This course is also suited to interpreters looking to learn how to protect their rights and safety on the job.
The course includes a thorough explanation of the OSHA acronym. It differentiates between the OSH Act (the Act, including regulations and standards) and OSHA (the association responsible for enforcement). The course also touches on the Act’s history and segues into a comprehensive description of employer responsibilities and worker rights. We explain the differences between employees and independent contractors (and how to determine in which category you fall). Finally, we cover the inspection process: what to expect when your workplace is inspected, from beginning to end. By the end of the course, participants have applicable knowledge of OSHA, the OSH Act, and workplace safety.