Children, Fall, and Family: Professional Construction Supervisor Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity-Hispanic Workers Over the past several years, there has been an increasing presence of Hispanic workers on construction jobsites across the U.S sensitivity and understanding of Hispanic cultural norms serves to better enable construction field supervisors born in the U.S. to interact and communicate more effectively. One cautionary note: obviously, there are no communication patterns or cultural generalities that apply to all Hispanic workers, just as there are none that would apply to all workers born in this country. Just to be clear, the items described below do not apply to every Hispanic worker. Nonetheless, where a general pattern of cultural norms and expectations exists, an awareness of these perspectives can still be helpful in a variety of situations that arise in normal jobsite communication and interaction between people. Some Eye Contact are taught that making sustained eye contact, especially in communication with an authority figure, is a sign of disrespect. So, for workers who grew up in this environment, they may be accustomed to averting their eyes when someone of authority speaks with them. From a very young age, children in some Hispanic cultures How are young children raised in this country taught regarding eye contact in communication with others in authority? Notes Importance of Family-Love and support of family is very important in Hispanic cultures (and most other cultures, as well.) Parents will go to great lengths in seeking to provide for, support and protect family members. This shared value can be useful effective. in making training more For example, as stated above, prior construction experience in other countries often does not provide an adequate awareness of the safe work practices requirements in the U.S. Thus, nailing shingles while wearing fall protection harnesses connected to lifelines and roof anchors may seem to represent an uncomfortable and unnecessary regulatory OSHA and inlly for workers who have done this type of work in mident However, making these iniuries Hispanic awareness?

Children, Fall, and Family: Professional Construction Supervisor
 Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity-Hispanic Workers
 Over the past several years, there has been an increasing presence of
 Hispanic workers on construction jobsites across the U.S
 sensitivity and understanding of Hispanic cultural norms serves to better
 enable construction field supervisors born in the U.S. to interact and
 communicate more effectively. One cautionary note: obviously, there are
 no communication patterns or cultural generalities that apply to all
 Hispanic workers, just as there are none that would apply to all workers
 born in this country. Just to be clear, the items described below do not
 apply to every Hispanic worker. Nonetheless, where a general pattern of
 cultural norms and expectations exists, an awareness of these perspectives
 can still be helpful in a variety of situations that arise in normal jobsite
 communication and interaction between people.
 Some
 Eye Contact
 are taught that making sustained eye contact, especially in communication
 with an authority figure, is a sign of disrespect. So, for workers who grew
 up in this environment, they may be accustomed to averting their eyes
 when someone of authority speaks with them.
 From a very young age, children in some Hispanic cultures
 How are young children raised in this country taught regarding eye
 contact in communication with others in authority? Notes
 Importance of Family-Love and support of family is very important in
 Hispanic cultures (and most other cultures, as well.) Parents will go to
 great lengths in seeking to provide for, support and protect family
 members. This shared value can be
 useful
 effective.
 in making training more
 For example, as stated
 above, prior construction experience in
 other countries often does not provide
 an adequate awareness of the safe work
 practices
 requirements in the U.S. Thus, nailing
 shingles while wearing fall protection
 harnesses connected to lifelines and
 roof anchors may seem to represent an uncomfortable and unnecessary
 regulatory
 OSHA
 and
 inlly for workers who have done this type of work in
 mident However, making these
 iniuries
Hispanic awareness?