AIHce Gives a Look into Human Trafficking Today

A Tuesday lecture discussed the reality of human trafficking in today's world

MONTREAL -- Ethics is a prominent topic in the aftermath of the Bangladesh factory collapse last month. It was also a topic addressed at one of AIHce panel discussion on Tuesday. Stephen Chiusano from the Department of Defense focused on issues that may seem worlds away from the U.S. and the occupational health and safety industry, but in fact, touches our lives every day, whether we realize it or not: human trafficking.

From the clothes you wear to the cell phone you text on to the coffee you might be drinking right now, these are all industries that involve modern-day slavery. In fact, the average person supports the enslavement of 27 people. Worldwide, there are between 12 to 27 million slaves in 161 different countries. So, what does that mean for the health and safety industries? Firstly, the ramifications of slavery do exist in the United States, according to Chiusano. Some industries that employees slaves are mining, construction, manufacturing, farms, hotels, landscaping, and household servants. In fact, there have been national cases of slavery and human trafficking in the United States even today.

"In the 1850's, in the southern United States, the average cost to procure a slave what have been for $40,000 in today's dollars," Chiusano said. "But when you do it today, what do you see? The average cost of a human slave is $90." He suggests contacting the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, who can guide you to local law enforcement to rectify the issues. There are also special visa options for those who have been trafficked into the country as a means to protection

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus