How President Carter & 1,200 Habitat for Humanity volunteers build safely (No Harm Podcast Episode 12)

Thousands of volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity's 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project to build 150 homes in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary during the week of July 10.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter built along side future homeowners and community volunteers in the Edmonton area and Winnipeg, with additional projects taking place across the country.

How did they handle the health and safety challenges with such a huge volunteer workforce? And what can you learn about keeping volunteers and visitors safe on your site? I had the privilege of volunteering at the build in Edmonton where 1,200 volunteers were on the ground. I put together this podcast story (episode #12).

No Harm is the health and safety podcast for HSE professionals. We explore issues and initiatives to help you sharpen your professional skills and better understand emerging issues. If you would like to suggest a corporate health and safety topic for the No Harm podcast, you can send a message to Marvin on LinkedIn . We're also interested in any personal stories about incidents and lessons learned on the job and elsewhere. By sharing these stories, we can all influence safer work places worldwide.

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All the best, everyone. And stay safe.

Marvin Polis