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are required to provide proper orientations and training for workers to be safe on the job, and workers must be able to understand that training. Some workers may face language or cultural barriers — for example, limited English skills, unfamiliarity with safety equipment or a hesitancy to speak to persons with authority — that prevent them from understanding their safety rights or carrying out their responsibilities to keep themselves and others safe at work. As an employer or supervisor, you can help improve communication by:
- Checking in with newcomers to Manitoba at your workplace, and learning about their backgrounds and cultures. Ask if they have any questions or concerns, and let them know that speaking up about safety and health will not affect their job.
- Reviewing your safety training with your safety and health committee. Determine whether your materials take into consideration new workers' language ability, literacy level and culture, and think about co-workers who may need extra support to understand safety training.
- Using the multi-language resources at safemanitoba.com. See the Related Resources section below for information to help establish and maintain a safe workplace, no matter which of the 19 languages your workers speak.
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Video: The Incident
The video below tells the story of a newcomer who agrees to do a job without receiving proper training.