Together We RISE Up
Respect, Inclusion, Safety and Equity In The Construction Trades
About RISE Up
RISE Up (Respect, Inclusion, Safety and Equity in the Construction Trades) is a Respectful Workplace Program designed provide all workers with the tools and support necessary to create and maintain a safe, inclusive and productive environment for everyone. RISE Up provides industry best practice workplace consulting and training to help contractors and sub-contractors create an environment of productivity, safety and equity in construction management and on work sites.
A message from RISE Up creator Karen Dove
Respect is the act of treating every person with equal value, period. Every person is equal and deserves the same level of care and attention. It is a priority to treat each person how we ourselves would want to be treated. When everyone feels respected, we become much stronger. In fact, there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.
Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, safe and valued to fully participate.
Safety is first, last and always about people. It is not just physical safety, but mental and emotional safety also.
Equity is the act of developing fair systems, procedures, and resource distribution mechanisms to create equitable opportunity for all people.
Support & Information
The RISE Up Program was created to be customizable to meet your specific goals. It was created for the industry by industry professionals and, when possible, builds on existing access points for training opportunities. For more information, technical assistance or access to training materials, see below.
Steps to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Job Box Talks & Signage
Technical & Affiliate
Technical support & Affiliate information
More about our public entity pilot programs
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AGC of Washington proudly endorses RISE Up for any company striving to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace. RISE Up’s training works with our members own company culture and helps both managers and field workers work together to develop, promote and maintain a Culture of CARE.
As the workforce gets more diverse, we need to provide our workers and organizations with the cultural competency to adapt. The RISE Up Program was created by tradespeople, for tradespeople specifically for the construction industry and, if used correctly, can help to shift the culture of construction to one where all workers thrive.
We are proud to work with the following organizations on their commitment to a more equitable workplace. To become one of our affiliates, get in touch with us!