McCarthy Pilots Safety Harnesses Designed With Women In Mind

A recipient of the women’s safety harness grant from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is piloting a new women’s safety harness design across it’s Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta-area project sites. The safety harness grant was created by AGC with Autodesk to help meet the need for properly fitting personal protective equipment for women working in the construction industry and to encourage more participation by women in the industry.

McCarthy Building Companies distributed harnesses to 27 women workers who work at various jobsites.

“As a company that self-performs concrete and other common trades on our projects, McCarthy realizes the need to be intentional about recruiting and developing talent from across our jobsites and in the communities where we work,” said Joe Jouvenal, Regional President for McCarthy’s Southern Region operations. “Outfitting our female workers with PPE that is made specifically for them not only keeps them safer at work, but also complements our efforts to provide an inclusive environment where all of our workers feel like we’re here to help them be successful.”