Document/Track Problems

Work with co-workers to document all of the hazards on the job. Some tools for doing this include:

  • Developing a checklist of all the potential hazards in your workplace.
  • Drawing a map of the workplace and mark unsafe/unhealthy conditions.
  • Drawing a body map to mark parts of the body that workers are getting injured and/or writing down a list of the injuries/health problems workers have experienced.
  • Get copies of health and safety documents from your employer, such as inspection reports and a copy of injury log

Also, ask your co-workers to keep a notebook and write down any work-related injuries and illnesses (including dates), dangers and accidents (even if they don't cause an injury/illness).

While you are tracking health and safety dangers, identify other potential worker rights violations, such as wage and hour violations, discrimination, sexual harassment, etc. Go: Basic Worker Rights Fact Sheet.

Get copies of health and safety documents from your employer, such as inspection reports and a copy of your company's injury log.

Go: Injury and Inspection Records fact sheet