INDERLIED A lot has been said about Hispanic workers in the construction industry and their higher rate of injuries and fatalities. Getting these workers the information they need to work safely is complicated because six out of 10 speak little or no English. I’ve been on jobsites with many of these workers, and I have a different way of addressing the issue. Photo: Sam Barnes Employers should ask Hispanic workers to demonstrate safe practices to show that they understand them. My system is based on simple visual cues and non-verbal communication. I also think that keeping some professional distance and
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