Safety and Health
English-Spanish Construction Safety Phrasebook. The SMART
Association was awarded a (Washington State) Ships grant this year
to produce a English-Spanish construction safety phrasebook. We just
received the first published copies, which are in a booklet form
that will fit into a pocket. Essentially it was created for
construction superintendents and foreman to communicate safety
phrases on the construction site from English to Spanish. As
part of the stipulation of the grant we are required to present a
short training that offers insights into the growing construction
Hispanic workforce, including language barriers, cultural
differences & norms. We explore simple translation techniques and
introduce the “El Chapp ”Safety Phrase Book .
Copies of “El Chapp”are FREE with attendance at this 45 minute
The “El Chapp” English Spanish Handbook covers 12 areas of
construction safety and health and offers bi-lingual phrases to
communicate about risks, hazards and safer work habits. In addition
the handbook opens with simple useful communication phases. Numerous
photos throughout the chapters also assist in communication.
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Safety Page.