How can the North Carolina construction industry resolve disturbingly high volumes of COVID-19 among minority construction workers?
The Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) held a “member’s talk” on June 5 and the strongest answers related to improving and enhancing communication with the workers about what they need to do to implement proper health and safety measures.
CAGC president and CEO Dave Simpson moderated the event, and wrote about it in a posting on the association’s website.
- giving all employees an e-mail account so they could read all communications directly from senior leadership;
- communicating in both English and Spanish; and
- identifying minority leaders on the job sites that can give feedback on how the messages are being received.