Respectful Workplaces and Health & Safety Empowerment for Women in Highway Construction Jobs

Recording date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:37 pm
Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

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Download the Powerpoint here!

The webinar is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau Denver Office, the West Region Transportation Workforce Center at Montana State University, and the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW).

This webinar is for individuals in apprenticeship and worker advocacy programs; construction industry; local, state and transportation agencies; OJT/Civil Rights divisions; women in trades community; education and research institutions.

Transportation organizations and private contractors alike face significant difficulty in recruiting and retaining personnel in highway construction and other infrastructure projects. Lack of diversity within the trades has exacerbated labor shortages. This webinar explores research conducted on the experience of women and minorities in the highway construction and trades. The research pinpoints issues that specifically affect women on the job site. Webinar speakers will present research results and describe how that research served to inform the pilot programs in both Oregon and Washington to foster respectful workplaces, and to improve health and safety for women in the trades.

Research Reports:


*Evaluation data on two pilot programs’ effectiveness in reducing harassment and discrimination at the job site will be available in 2018.

Additional Resources:

 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched “Respectful Workplaces,” a new training designed in response to key recommendations from the agency’s 18-month study on workplace harassment.  Instead of focusing solely on legal standards and liability, the EEOC’s new training teaches a blend of compliance, workplace civility, and bystander intervention skills, so that problems can be recognized through early intervention.  For more information or to schedule a training, please contact EEOC Outreach & Educations Coordinator Linda Li at [email protected] or (415) 522-3131.


Respectful Workplaces News Release

EEOC Task Force Harassment Report

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