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Bilingual Safety Management Substantial Materials contributed by Tim Carter Director, Safety Fluor Global Construction
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2 Bilingual Safety Management Languages in the World Today (how many are there?) More than 2700 languages More than 7000 different dialects
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3 Bilingual Safety Management Languages in the World Today What is most difficult to Learn? The most difficult language to learn is Basque - it is not related to any other language on earth All international air-traffic control is conducted in English Somalia is the only country where only one language is spoken More than 1000 languages are spoken on the continent of Africa
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4 Bilingual Safety Management Languages in the World Today Top 10 Chinese - Mandarin 885 million Spanish 332 million English 322 million Bengali 189 million Hindi 182 million Portuguese 170 million Russian 170 million Japanese 125 million German 98 million Chinese - Wu 77 million
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5 Bilingual Safety Management Languages in the United States - Today Over 215 million Americans speak “English only” (82% of the population) Nearly 47 million Americans speak a language other than English (18% of the population) Spanish 28 million French 2.1 million Chinese 2 million German 1.4 million Italian 1 million Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000
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6 Bilingual Safety Management Spanish in the United States - Today Over 28 million speak Spanish in the U.S. How well do they speak English? Very Well 14.3 million Well 5.8 million Not Well 5.1 million Not At All 2.8 million Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000
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7 Bilingual Safety Management The Workforce in 2010 Hispanics will probably be 47% of the workforce in construction Source: ENR
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8 Bilingual Safety Management Hispanic Population Increases During the 90’s North Carolina 394% Arkansas 337% Georgia 300% Tennessee 278% Nevada 217% Source: BLS
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9 Bilingual Safety Management Re-Settling Immigrants - Top 10 Cities Atlanta Charlotte Greensboro - Winston - Salem Louisville Memphis Source: BLS Minneapolis - St. Paul Nashville Portland - Vancouver Seattle Washington D.C.
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10 Bilingual Safety Management The Issues The Spanish speaking population is growing The Hispanic workforce is growing (62% 1994-1999) The death rate of Hispanic workers is increasing (102% increase between 1994 and 1999) The death rate for blacks/whites fell 20% during he same period Source: BLS
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11 Bilingual Safety Management There Is A Safety Issue! Hispanic deaths are 20% higher than blacks/whites The Hispanic fatality rate in construction is 5.2/100,000 12% of serious injuries occur during the first day WHY?
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12 Bilingual Safety Management Why Is Safety An Issue? Communication skills
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 5737 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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