Manufacturing AUTOMATION

WSPS now offering safety resources for the manufacturing sector in six languages

April 18, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) has developed multilingual learning resources on safety to support the manufacturing sector in six languages. The materials aim to reduce injuries and fatalities by raising worker safety awareness and providing simple instructions for staying safe on the job.

WSPS explains in a press statement that language barriers could put new Canadians and temporary foreign workers at risk on the job as Ontario fill gaps in its labour market by welcoming newcomers to the province at historic levels. The organization introduced the multilingual resources to ensure new Canadians entering the workforce have a clear understanding of health and safety rights, responsibilities and workplace hazards,

Optimized for viewing on mobile devices, these tips and short, animated videos target hazards that can cause serious harm, says WSPS. They were developed in languages identified as an area of need by industry stakeholders. 

The new multilingual resources are available in Mandarin, French, Punjabi, Tagalog, Spanish and English.
They include:

  • Loading and unloading trailers safely
  • Lockout tagout: Staying safe with hazardous energy
  • Machine and conveyor safety
  • Racking
  • Pedestrian safety: Safety around cars, vans and trucks
  • Safe lifting
  • Slips, trips and falls

WSPS is encouraging employers to share these resources to help their workers better understand how to protect themselves on the job and make workplaces safer.

Employers may also download and display the following QR code poster in their workplace, so workers can scan the code and quickly access the resources they need in their language of choice.

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