Communicating safety in English and Spanish

"Every employee is somebody’s child, somebody’s parent, somebody’s spouse... My work, and my goal, is to help employers send those employees home safely each and every day."

— Guadalupe (Lupe) Sandoval, Trainer/Consultant


Spanish-speaking Latino workers account for a growing segment of our valued workforce in many industries, including construction, agriculture, hospitality, janitorial, and landscaping. They fill an important need for labor in some of the most hazardous of industries. Unfortunately, their common lack of English-language abilities, combined with their willingness to do anything to obtain and maintain employment leads to increasing workplace fatality and injury rates for this demographic group.

Sandoval Bilingual Safety Solutions was established with the goal to help employers improve the communication of safety to these Latino workers. The goal is to reduce injury and illness rates. This not only reduces the pain and suffering of these workers and their families, it reduces employers’ costs of workers’ compensation insurance and the exposure to costly OSHA violations. Additional benefits include increased morale and productivity, and decreases in employee turnover.


"Mr. Sandoval’s highly energetic presentations are filled with hands-on, practical information that managers, supervisors, and employees can understand and apply in their workplace. As a bilingual trainer, he effectively communicates his message, and he understands and addresses the cultural issues affecting employer-employee relationships."

— Kimberly Naffziger
Director, AgSafe
CSU Fresno, Center for Ag Business

"We recently contracted with Sandoval Bilingual Safety Solutions and are amazed by the great service and Lupe’s expertise in safety, workers comp, HR. He has the bilingual skills and ability to educate and train at all levels of our organization. A special bonus is Lupe’s lively sense of humor!"

— John Clendenen, Owner
Clendenen Vineyard Management

"Lupe quickly analyzed our company safety practices and provided recommendations for simple yet effective change. His hands on approach with our predominantly Hispanic staff resulted in immediate improvement in the company’s safety culture and injury rate. The bottom line: our workers compensation experience modification rating is now well below industry averages, positioning the company for continued financial success into the future."

— Kevin Davis, COO,
Gardeners' Guild, Inc.