Respond to individuals requiring translation services for assistance with retirement and health benefit questions or complaints.
Department of Labor
Continue to organize regional and local AAPI health/safety conferences and workshops in high-AAPI worker population regions.
Update new web pages on nail and hair salon hazards.
Organize a forum to better understand the employment needs of AAPI job seekers and workers.
Research/study the specific barriers that are the most challenging for AAPI to obtain sustainable employment.
Examine current data from OSHA Alliance Program, Partnerships, and other cooperative programs to determine which are already reaching AAPIs.
Develop partnerships with AAPI serving entities to increase AAPI access to DOL grants and programs.
Continue to provide consultation and enforcement support to the Hawaii OSHA State Plan per the agreement (renewed September 2013) with the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR).
Establish and continue to maintain relationships with various AAPI worker advocacy groups and business associations throughout the country.
Create a plan for disseminating and translating materials into AAPI languages.
Assess numbers of AAPIs in managerial positions at OSHA and strengthen plan to increase pipeline to upper-level and SES positions.
Strengthen plan to increase number of AAPIs in SES, or through partnership with Asian American Government Executive Network's (AAGEN) SES Development program.
Co-host with WHIAAPI a community briefing on exploitation of AAPI immigrant workers, their challenges with safety and health regulations enforcement and wage and hour regulations enforcement.
Protect AAPI workers through WHD enforcement initiatives in various industries.
Complete translations of key Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publications providing an overview of the laws administered by the agency and the agency's services in Korean, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, and Nepali.
Determine if AAPI populations are clustered in certain industries that are likely to have Federal contracts and develop an outreach and education plan to engage those workers.