Articles about Language & Safety

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

  • Date
  • Type
  • Title
Jan 14, 2017
Immigrant Workers in Construction: Sharing lessons learned in our unions

The National Conference on Immigrant Workers in Construction allowed workers, researchers, organizers and safety professionals a forum to discuss how best to meet the needs of immigrant workers in the construction industry.

Source: CPWR

Sep 01, 2015
Illustrating the Point: Choosing the right ART for the message

This blog discusses effectively using art to convey information designed to prevent work-related injury, illness, and death.

Source: NIOSH

Feb 01, 2008
Contingent Workers and Contingent HealthRisks of a Modern Economy

Studies in the U.S. and Europe suggest that contingent workers such as part-time, temporary, or contract workers are at higher risk for occupational injuries and illnesses than workers in traditional employment situations,

Source: JAMA

Jun 01, 2006
Cultural and Language Barriers In the Workplace

Cultural and Language Barriers in the Workplace – Third in a Series of Workforce Development Board Position Papers on Barriers to Successful Employment in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board

Jun 01, 2006
Protecting a Multilingual Work Force

Last year there were 21.4 million foreign-born persons in the U.S. labor force, and they died on the job at a far greater rate than native-born workers. What can you do to protect them?

Source: EH&S Today

Jun 01, 2006
The impact of language and culture on job safety

What are the safety-related challenges that arise from language and culture differences? Why has the issue taken on greater importance than in the past? And, what are some organizations and employers doing to identify and solve the problems? Those are among questions asked and answered in this compliance report.

Source: Reliable Plant