OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Susan Harwood Grants could integrate labor trafficking awareness

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Worker safety training grants aimed to raise worker awareness of health and safety issues could integrate basic awareness training about workplace rights beyond OSH issues, as well as indicators of labor trafficking, and what to do when labor trafficking is suspected. It would be important to avoid creating significant additional burden on grantees, and this would ideally be paired with additional discretionary funding to support the labor trafficking modules. This should be undertaken in multiple languages. A light level of labor trafficking awareness could leverage the reach of these small grants without impacting their health and safety impact. The Department should seek expansion of funding to supplement this program.

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Idea No. 101