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Human Trafficking Awareness Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of Human Trafficking Awareness Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Human Trafficking Awareness certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Human Trafficking Awareness Training Course?

Our Human Trafficking training course is built to OSHA Requirements, and our online course fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • General Information
  • Methods of Trafficking
  • Impact
  • Prevention & Response
  • Investigated Case Studies

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Human Trafficking Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, U.S. Code, Title 22, Ch. 78 – Trafficking Victims Protection
  • The Customs & Facilitations & Trade Enforcement
    Reauthorization Act of 2009, Sections 307-308 –
    Amend the original Tariff Act of 1930 to include provisions to prohibit the importation of good to the U.S. made by benefit of human trafficking or forced labor.
  • Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, Section 7202 – Established the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center.
  • PROTECT Act of 2003 – Intends to protect children from abuse and sexual exploitation.
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 – Provides notice to property owners whose properties have been identified as being used to facilitate smuggling or harboring aliens.
  • Mann Act of 1910 – Makes it a felony to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce an individual to travel across state lines to engage in prostitution or attempt to do so.
  • Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) of 2015 – Criminal liability of buyers of commercial sex from victims of trafficking

Canada Standards

  • Palermo Protocol, Article 5 – Requires countries to criminalize trafficking, attempted trafficking, and any other intentional participation or organization in a trafficking scheme.
  • The UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons
    and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others –
    Requires countries to punish any person who exploits the prostitution of another.
  • The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – Prohibits a number of practices directly related to trafficking, including slavery, the slave trade, servitude, and force labor.
  • United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children – Effective action must be taken to “prevent and combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children.”
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child – Prohibits trafficking in children for any purpose, including exploitive and forced labor.
  • The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms
    of Discrimination against Women –
    Requires countries take all appropriate measure to suppress all forms of trafficking in women and exploitation of prostitution of women.

Train the Trainer Certification

The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

Why Do I Need Human Trafficking Safety Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t have a specific standard for human trafficking training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

Because of this requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with human trafficking. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

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Did You Know?

26% of human trafficking victims are children

60% of human trafficking victims are in forced labor

An estimated 403,000 victims are being trafficked in the United States alone.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does human trafficking affect me?

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Human trafficking occurs in almost every industry and leads to millions of victims each year. Human trafficking is a global issue and recognizing warning signs and red flags could help you save a life.

Who is at most risk for human trafficking?

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Any individual, regardless of race, gender, or social status may become a victim of human trafficking. However, human trafficking victims are most often women and girls of low economic status.

Is human trafficking the same as prostitution?

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No. Human trafficking involves though who are forced into labor against their will. Human trafficking can include forced sex work but does not always. Prostitution is when someone willingly consents to sexual favors for money.

Why should I receive human trafficking training?

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If you understand the impact human trafficking has on its victims, as well as learn how to identify when someone may be involved in human trafficking, you may be able to help stop this damaging industry.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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