Have you ever learned a second language? Before you are fluent, the process which you have to go through is strenuous and slow, hindering communication abilities. You first hear the sentence in the foreign language, and then your brain works to translate it into your first language so that you can make sense of the words. This process slows down communication and potentially discombobulates the original meaning of the sentence. According to OSHA, language barriers account for about 25 percent of job-related accidents. When workers are trained in anything other than their first language, a door is opened for miscommunication and accidents that result in injury. That is why it is so important for employers to provide all of their employees with proper training in their first language.