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Online English Courses Can Prevent Manufacturing Accidents

Online English courses can prevent manufacturing accidents, especially when included as part of training. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) language barriers are estimated to contribute 25% of job-related accidents. Additional findings placed foreign-born Hispanic workers 69% more likely to experience fatal injuries than native-born Hispanic workers. While OSHA has been known to protect English as a Second Language or ESL speaking manufacturing workers, on-the-job fatalities have not decreased citing in many cases that employers either provided inadequate or failed to provide safety training at all. Workplace injuries, can easily result in lost wages, mounting medical bills and even long-term impairment for your workers. With every injury, the consequences for employers range from extending deadlines, to staffing shortages to potential lawsuits. Online English courses for manufacturing workers can prevent workplace accidents by addressing 3 root problems:
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Language Training Online, Time Management & Your Employees

Language training online has a number of varied benefits for companies and their employees. Apart from the obvious benefit of your employees becoming better English speakers, corporate language training online can instill in your employees a number of different language skills that are mutually beneficial, like: leadership training, effective professional communication, employee accent reduction and more. And while there are many companies who can provide language training online to your employees for a good bargain, decision makers will have to ask themselves: at what cost? Most of these programs are self-taught; meaning there won't be an instructor to provide on-the-spot correction. In contrast, all of our online corporate English classes are taught by experts in their industry, who lead class through our LIVE webinar teaching portal. Meaning your employees will receive a top-quality online learning experience; that combines the benefits of having an in-person class with all the conveniences of remote learning. Arguably, the best feature of our unique and highly engaging approach to language training online is the flexibility and control we can offer to your business. Our curriculum is 100% customizable, in that we allow you to omit certain aspects of the curriculum if you don't feel it is relevant for your employees. We can even provide industry specific English training to ensure everything in our courses are meeting your individual business needs. 
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Employee Accent Reduction Classes & 3 Benefits For Your Company

Employee accent reduction classes are an important part of the onboarding process for foreign-born and LEP (Limited English Proficient) employees. Learning a new skill, job or taking on a new responsibility can be challenging enough- especially in blue collar industries like construction or manufacturing- but doing so with a limited understanding of the language can make things overwhelming, and unsafe. Every day companies hire top talent from other countries, and bring on new employees who speak ESL (English as a Second Language) who don't have any problems being understood. It is in those other circumstances, when an incredibly talented individual is brought onto the team at work, but your employees have a hard time understanding and communicating with them because of a thick accent. What do you do in these moments? Whether your company is in a blue or white collar industry, ensuring your employees can communicate effectively is vitally important for the health and wellbeing of your employees and your business. When employees are having trouble understanding, when deliverables and timelines aren't met due to miscommunication, when instructions are misinterpreted... the quality of work declines, and can even threaten physical safety. The solution to these problems involves finding an employee accent reduction class that fits your needs; and considering these added benefits, you can't go wrong!
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