Translation Tool Limitations and Disclaimer

As part of our efforts to make health and safety resources within reach of all Ontario employers and employees, we are providing a free, third-party automatic translator. It works without the intervention of human translators, using state-of-the-art technology powered by Google.

How does it work?
GoogleTM Translate provides instant translations between 57 different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of their supported languages. With Google Translate, we hope to make information universally accessible and useful, regardless of the language in which it's written. When Google Translate generates a translation, it looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation. By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators, Google Translate can make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. This process of seeking patterns in large amounts of text is called "statistical machine translation".

Disclaimer and Warning
Since the translations using Google Translate are computer-generated, not all translation will be perfect. The more human-translated documents that Google Translate can analyse in a specific language, the better the translation quality will be. This is why translation accuracy will sometimes vary across languages. The website and its web pages are intended to be read in English. Any translation of the website and its web pages may be imprecise and inaccurate in whole or in part. The translation process used on this website is a "machine translation" and is provided as a convenience. You should use an experienced human English translator to provide you with a precise and accurate translation into your native language. You access and use any translation at your own risk.

You assume all risk, liability, and responsibility for any translation. While reasonable efforts are made to provide a translation, no liability and no responsibility are assumed by either Health & Safety Ontario, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, Public Services Health & Safety Association, Workplace Safety North or Google for any errors, omissions, or ambiguities in the translations or other information provided by the free translation of this website. In no event is either Health & Safety Ontario, advertisers, affiliates, and associated parties, liable for any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of your use of the free translation of the website or the content thereof, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages.