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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches New Training Programs to Address Workplace Harassment

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 12, 2018 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released two new human resources training programs, Sexual Harassment: The Untold Story and It’s About Respect II, that alert employees to the different kinds of harassment and help employers promote a culture of respect in the workplace.

“Harassment is a very important issue in our workplace and society,” said Kirsten Robinson, product manager, Learning & Development, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Sadly, many cases of harassment go unreported partly because of uncertainty as to what actually constitutes harassment.”

To raise awareness, help reduce confusion and correct misconceptions, Sexual Harassment: The Untold Story defines and shows examples of two major types of harassment — quid pro quo and hostile environment. Featuring interviews with lawyers and victims of harassment, the program helps employees determine whether a particular behavior is considered harassment.

Sexual Harassment: The Untold Story also underscores the importance of respect as the cornerstone of a harassment-free workplace. The program highlights the role of witnesses and human resources (HR) in responding to harassment, and identifies key anti-harassment practices that organizations can adopt.

It’s About Respect II highlights four common yet overlooked examples of harassment and workplace discrimination. The program features two cases of employees ridiculing colleagues because of their religion and gender, and two less obvious yet no less harmful scenarios: sidelining a pregnant woman even if she insists she is fit to work, and interrupting a co-worker during conversations and excluding him from the team.

The program teaches employees that discrimination and disrespect do not simply manifest in blatant racism or outright ridicule. They also can happen in the most ordinary circumstances, sometimes without us even being aware.

“When it comes to creating a harassment-free culture, it’s really all about respect,” shares Mark Wagner, USC regional leader for DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Leaders must foster an environment where all employees respect and value each other’s differences.”

Through role play and dialogue, It’s About Respect II shows the impact of these forms of harassment on the victims, the attitudes behind them, and the ways they can be resolved, with emphasis on the vital role of management and HR departments in creating a harassment-free workplace. A free online preview of each program is available at www.training.dupont.com. Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing info@training.dupont.com.

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About DuPont Sustainable Solutions
DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a leading provider of world-class operations management consulting services to help organizations transform and optimize their processes, technologies and capabilities. DSS is committed to improving the safety, productivity and sustainability of organizations around the world. Additional information is available at: www.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.

Maxine A. Cosbert

The DuPont Oval logo, DuPont™ and all products, unless otherwise noted, denoted with ™, ℠ or ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches 40 Microlearning Courses: Covering Key Safety Topics from Back Safety to Device Distractions to Zika Awareness

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 1, 2017 – Today, DuPont Sustainable Solutions launches a library of 40 microlearning e-learning courses and videos that deliver bite-sized safety tips to help improve learning retention and close performance gaps. "Microlearning offers employees just in time, just in place and just enough training to help elevate risk awareness and prevent incidents [...]

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases Over 300 Mobile-Ready eLearning Courses

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 15, 2017 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions announced today that the company has released over 300 courses that are accessible from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The courseware is built using HTML5 technology and delivers full-screen video and a streamlined interface to provide an enriched learning experience. Featuring award-winning and SCORM-compliant content, the [...]

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches New Safety Training Program 'Miracle on the Hudson Revisited' Inspires Safety Excellence

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 3, 2016 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has launched Miracle on the Hudson Revisited: The Passengers' Perspective, a compelling safety training program that stresses the importance of 4 Cs — competence, commitment, compassion and communication — in developing and sustaining safety excellence. The program features Captain Chesley [...]

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches Distracted Driving Workshop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 31, 2015 – Distracted Driving: Rewind, a new half-day workshop from DuPont Sustainable Solutions, helps participants refocus on safety, rethink the need to multitask behind the wheel, and make better, safer decisions on the road. Developed with adult-learning principles to engage participants and maximize retention, the Distracted Driving: Rewind workshop helps [...]

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases New Powered Hand Tools Safety Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released a new tool safety training program, Powered Hand Tools: Safety Is In Your Hands, to help protect employees against the hazards of powered hand tools. It describes general precautions, the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), and safety practices specific to a tool's energy [...]

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Finding the Right Formula: DuPont Sustainable Solutions adds Two New Chemical Safety Training Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sep. 11, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has updated its training curriculum with two new chemical safety training programs to help employees manage chemical hazards and understand key practices of modern hazard communication. These offerings come as businesses are working to comply with the recently revised HazCom [...]

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DuPont Launches New Electrical Measurement Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 9, 2014 -- DuPont Sustainable Solutions has launched a new training program that can help organizations strengthen their employees' technical competencies and make the transition to digital electrical measurement. Electrical Measurement: Digital Multimeters and Clampmeters examines the key components and basic functions of multimeters; the parts of [...]

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Named Among Top 20 Content Development Companies List

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 29, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has been named to the Top 20 Content Development Companies list by TrainingIndustry.com."We are pleased to receive another award from Training Industry and remain committed to generating content to help our clients deliver engaging, high-quality learning experiences to meet their company goals,"; said Samuel Ponzo, [...]

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases Two New Programs to Educate Employees on Forklift Safety and Fall Protection

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 20, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has launched two new safety programs featuring real-life case histories to help engage employees and deliver impactful lessons related to forklift safety and fall protection.  Forklift Case History is a new forklift safety program that shows employees how to prepare to lift a load and protect themselves as [...]

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