Category: Literacy Issues in Safety Training

The Right to Understand: Linking Literacy to Health and Safety Training

Almost half of all American adults—90 million—struggle with basic reading, math, and reasoning skills. For example, many workers cannot understand the information in a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), a key source of information about chemical hazards on the job. PURPOSES Introduce health and safety trainers to the experiences and training needs of workers with limited literacy skills. Provide trainers with tools and practical...