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To our knowledge, we are unaware of any OSHA written program requirement or “blanket regulation” that literally or specifically states that the employer must provide written programs in the language(s) the employees understand. However, it may be critical to translate written plans. For example, the energy control procedures provided within the energy control program must be “clear.” This could mean, although not stated specifically, that the program should be in a language all employees can understand. You may wish to consult with your own local or regional OSHA office or your state-plan state agency for an interpretation.