Create a plan for disseminating and translating materials into AAPI languages.
Department of Labor
Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data (e.g. BLS) and investigate the potential for replication for programs that do not.
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.
Identify sub-agencies whose recruitment of AAPIs is below the 9th Grade Labor Workforce Distribution and provide them with quarterly analysis of their recruitment pools to utilize in discussions of targeted AAPI outreach.
Add a labor force estimates for seven Asian subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Other Asian) to the BLS annual report, “Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity.”
OSHA to continue to include nail, beauty salon health & safety work for Susan Harwood follow-on and/or targeted topic grants.
Strengthen plan to increase number of AAPIs in agency.
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).
Examine current data from OSHA Alliance Program, Partnerships, and other cooperative programs to determine which are already reaching AAPIs.
Ensure that language resources are appropriately distributed based on demonstrated language needs in an area/district/region.
Ensure that translated materials are offered through the agency's publication catalogue, website and through worker rights organizations.
Add a variable for seven Asian subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese and Other Asian) to the American Time Use Survey public use files. The variable will appear on some ATUS records in the 2013 files and will be fully phased in for the 2014 files.
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.