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.