OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Develop an outreach initiative using OSHA's CASs

1- Train Compliance Assistance Specialists (CAS) and Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) on how to identify potential victims of labor trafficking while conducting OSHA activities. Provide clear steps on how to address and report to the appropriate agencies incidents of labor trafficking.

2- Provide to all USDOL agencies labor trafficking outreach materials such as business cards so they can be distribute discreetly... more »

Voting

8 votes
8 up votes
0 down votes

OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Cross reference workers with OSHA electronic reporting trending idea

Idea 💡-

To help stop 🛑 or minimize human trafficking, use the required reporting under OSHA without violating HITECH.

Cross reference home workers and farm workers with OSHA to make sure OSHA forms have been electronically recorded as required since 2018! OSH Act of 1970 - electronic reporting required as of 2018:

Employers must report a) their employees and b) whether they have or have NOT been injured to OSHA yearly.... more »

Voting

0 votes
0 up votes
0 down votes

OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Employee Assistance Program

One way to end labor trafficking, is to work with state, local, and government leaders through business commerce to educate business leaders on the importance to incorporate a good employee Assistance program. Most employers EAP programs are outdated, and not trending on certain topics such as labor trafficking. It require working with the Department of labor to hire advocates to support the victims of labor traffickng... more »

Voting

0 votes
0 up votes
0 down votes

OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Opportunities to identify labor trafficking victims

At previous meetings in DC with officers of a couple of departments, some of us proposed that investigators from departments such as Wage & Hour, as well as OSHA, were in a position to be aware of, identify, and report possible cases of labor trafficking to other enforcement agencies, or even to social services providers who work with trafficked persons.

DOL personnel are at times better equipped to do this, as agents... more »

Voting

15 votes
15 up votes
0 down votes

OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Educate the Front Line trending idea

No one disputes that we need to invest in making sure the resources and staff exist and the appropriate law enforcement agency is properly staffed and funded, but that's not enough. We need to go beyond the slick posters and occasional poorly funded ad campaign with meaningful, hard-hitting training and outreach for frontline workers.

We've all heard the stories. A teacher, waitress, convenience store clerk, front desk... more »

Voting

2 votes
2 up votes
0 down votes