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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 35 | Breaking language and cultural barriers to keep workers safe

Like Canada, your small business is diverse. Your employees may include new Canadians, temporary foreign workers, or others with English as their second language. Learn tips to overcome language and cultural barriers and about new multilingual resources that will help your workers understand common hazards (3:24). Plus, hear about potential changes to the OHSA and how they will impact small businesses (:51 seconds). Guest is Bill Hong Chen, Small Business Account Representative, WSPS.

Note: This episode was recorded on May 22, 2024. All information presented was in effect at that time.

Resources For This Week's Topics

Multilingual agriculture and manufacturing safety resources: Remove language barriers to your workers’ safety with free learning resources targeting the top health and safety hazards faced by the agriculture and manufacturing sectors; available in seven languages.

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Looking for Small Biz resources and more information? Visit the WSPS Small Business Centre

Have health and safety questions? Contact the WSPS Customer Care Online  or call 1-877-494-WSPS (9777)

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