VIDEO: Prevent bullying and harassment in construction

Image from  WorkSafeBC video Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job (Scenario 3)

Image from WorkSafeBC video Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job (Scenario 3)

For many years, I’ve heard first-hand stories about the harshness of working in construction. So when I heard about this new video series, Prevent Bullying and Harassment in Construction, I was really curious to see how the “don’t be a bully” message would be delivered – and I’ve got to say I’m very impressed.

The first video in the four-part series starts on a positive note, and shows the legacy created by the fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters who build. The others show examples of bullying and harassment – to the new guy, the “chick,” the person who made a mistake, and others – and it’s done in a way that gets you thinking how it feels to be on the receiving end of the hurt.

Of course, I say this as a super-sensitive writer-type, but I can imagine them having an impact on tough people with much thicker skin than mine. The dialogue speaks for itself, along with the silent hurt in the eyes of those who are targeted. Created by WorkSafeBC in partnership with BC Building Trades and the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC, it’s definitely a job well done.


3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Prevent bullying and harassment in construction

  1. Thumper

    The problem with videos, I believe is that the bullies are watching them with their peers. The bravado goes on, no message received.

  2. Gayle

    I know someone who works in construction and I agree with the person above. It’s going to take way more than a video but at least it’s a start and it might cause them to think about it, especially given that there are fines related to it now, right?

    On a positive note. I’ve had construction going on behind where I live for at least the past 5 months and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how nice they are to each other over there. Sometimes they even belt out an occasional tune, “ROXANNE” which is highly amusing in its randomness.

    They seem decent to each other and I haven’t heard any loud swearing. It makes me wonder if their company told them to watch themselves because of being so close to residential. Anyway, I noticed this harmonious, busy workplace and the way they interact, long before I read this so I just felt I’d comment. Hammer those nails, nobody else.


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