Immigrant Workers

A worker carrying a ladderImmigrant workers are employed in some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. These dangerous jobs include construction work, transportation, public utilities, and many more. A recent report by NYCOSH entitled, “It’s No Accident,” showed that the majority of worker fatalities in construction in 2012 were of immigrant workers.

Your Rights

Both documented and undocumented workers are entitled to a safe workplace under U.S. health and safety laws. Workers are entitled to:


NYCOSH Support and Training

NYCOSH works in collaboration with community organizations, workers’ centers, unions, government agencies, and advocacy groups to increase workplace safety for immigrant workers through training, education and advocacy. NYCOSH offers a number of trainings, including, but not limited to: