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Navigating change in the time of COVID-19: An interactive toolbox talk to determine what’s working and what’s not

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Based on the Center's Intervention Effectiveness research project with subcontractors in the construction industry, we have developed a new toolbox talk for companies seeking to fit new COVID-19 infection control measures into their organizations. We vetted and have successfully piloted this toolbox talk with Skanska and McCourt construction companies, our research partners in Boston, MA. 

Download the PDF file containing the how-to guide, step-by-step script, and a debrief form. 

This interactive talk engages workers through a discussion-based approach – unlike most toolbox talks that usually simply disseminate information to workers. As a result of this approach, a company is better able to learn from the frontline workers about challenges to their well-being and their ability to stay safe during this time. Based on this new knowledge, companies can then take action to help frontline workers perform better. 

Email us with questions, suggestions, and comments: jax@hsph.harvard.edu