On October 1st, the Respectful Workplace Review Committee hosted a webinar to address occurrences of hostile work environments at construction sites. The Committee, which represents a broad alliance of construction industry stakeholders and partners including Worksystems, presented its recommendations and tools to address jobsite culture in the construction industry. Nearly 200 people participated from a wide mix of employers, community groups, trade associations, labor and public owners. This level of interest clearly demonstrates the willingness in the region to come together to address jobsite culture issues.
Missed the webinar? You can access the recording here.
Addressing jobsite culture is critical and long overdue. It is good for the industry’s long term viability: it minimizes lost time, supports safety protocols, enhances employee engagement, supports retention of a skilled workforce, increases health and wellness of workers and increases overall productivity.
Interested in getting more involved?
- If you are a trade association, contractor, apprenticeship program or labor union and want to support this effort, considering signing on to the Safe from Hate Pledge. If you are committed, please send your logo to email@example.com to be added to the initiative.
- If you are a public agency, please reach out to Tiffany Thompson to get involved with other regional public owners to implement the Construction Career Pathways Project Framework. This important project includes how to promote anti-harassment on public jobsites.
- Attend an upcoming info session to learn more about the two recommended Respectful Workplace Training Models:
As the local Workforce Board, Worksystems is proud to support this work. Investing in a skilled workforce has to include ensuring worksites are safe and welcoming for everyone.