English at Work: Manufacturing was originally developed by an experienced English at Work instructor for one particular manufacturing worksite. It was then re-developed for use at any manufacturing worksite.
The English at Work Picture Dictionary for Manufacturing was originally developed by an experienced English at Work instructor for one particular manufacturing worksite. Instructors can use vocabulary that matches their worksite to supplement their own resources and use the same approach to develop their own picture dictionary.
Additional resources from SAFE Work Manitoba
Workplace Safety and Health – Basic Language Guide
Workplace Safety and Health in Basic Language is a collection of resources for Beginning English Language Learners. Essential safety and health language and concepts are introduced through illustrations and examples. Includes many classroom activities. (Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 to 3)
Prevention is the Best Medicine: A Toolkit for Newcomers to Manitoba
This toolkit was designed specifically for newcomers to Manitoba. It is intended to help teach newcomers to Manitoba about their workplace safety and health and workers compensation rights and responsibilities.
The Incident (Video)
This resource was produced by Manitoba Labour and Immigration to create awareness of workplace safety rights and responsibilities among Manitoba newcomers. The video tells the story of a newcomer who agrees to do a job without receiving proper training. Through one dangerous incident, she learns many important lessons:
- There are roles and responsibilities for workplace safety and health.
- A worker has rights – the right to know about hazards, the right to participate in making work safe and the right to refuse dangerous tasks.
- There is a procedure to refuse dangerous work and the employer must investigate. A worker has the right to protection from discrimination and harassment. This means that the worker doesn’t have to be afraid of losing his or her job.
NOTE: This video contains a graphic depiction of a workplace injury.