Evaluation Research on Respectful Workplaces in Highway Construction

Maura Kelly, Portland State University


  • Lindsey Wilkerson, Portland State University


Oregon Tradeswomen Inc, in partnership with Green Dot Etcetera, Oregon construction contractors, BOLI/ODOT, and PSU researchers, is piloting an adaptation of the Green Dot bystander intervention program for the highway construction trades. This program aims to reduce harassment on construction job sites. In order to assess whether or not the intervention program has an effect on workplace hostility in the short and medium term, PSU researchers will work closely with the project collaborators to develop and conduct a three wave survey of workers on the pilot job sites where the Green Dot bystander intervention program is implemented. Success of the project will be indicated by a decrease in workers’ experiences of job site harassment as well as an increase in bystander interventions when workplace harassment is observed.

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June 30,2018
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Other Products

  • Kelly M, Wilkinson L, Eyo-Idahor A, Williams LS. Improving the Recruitment and Retention of Construction Apprentices through Oregon’s Highway Construction Workforce Development Program. Journal of Applied Social Science. March 2022. doi:10.1177/19367244221078167 (PUBLICATION)