The Work

The construction industry has not always been a safe or welcoming industry. While advocates have fought alongside workers for an industry free from harassment, hazing, bullying, and retaliation, a toxic industry culture continues. The impact of unsafe worksites includes lowered productivity, high attrition, a financial cost to employers and workers, as well as physical and psychological harm to both targets and bystanders.

The Safe from Hate Jobsite Culture Pledge calls on all industry stakeholders to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by directly addressing jobsite culture. Our work is centered in equity and grounded in the voices of tradesworkers themselves, through the volunteer led Tradesworker Equity Council (TEC).

The Safe from Hate Alliance represents industry stakeholders, including: public sector, unions, registered apprenticeship programs, contractors, community organizations, and pre-apprenticeship training providers, and tradesworkers themselves. Together, the Safe From Hate Alliance created a pledge to change the industry. Our workplans are a roadmap for this change.

Safe From Hate Alliance workplans

The Safe From Hate Pledge

The Safe From Hate Steering Committee Charter

Tradesworker Equity Council Recommendations to Industry

Watch this short video from WorkSafe BC and download the discussion guide here


The Structure of the Safe from Hate Alliance