Utilizing the Rapid Response Protocol

In today’s legal, social, and political landscape, contractors, union officials, JATC coordinators, and chapters face constant challenges in managing interactions between employees, differing views on acceptable behaviors on the job and maintaining the highest level of professionalism across all segments of the industry. To proactively address these challenges, SMART, SMACNA and the ITI have developed a rapid response protocol to provide guidance to all the key stakeholders and how adopting the key provisions of the protocol can prevent issues before they escalate.

Key Highlights:

  • Understanding the Need for the protocol: We will discuss the changing nature of workplace issues, compliance requirements, and the benefits of addressing problems swiftly.
  • Proactive Issue Identification: Discover methods for early issue identification and assessment. We’ll delve into proactive monitoring, employee feedback mechanisms, and compliance auditing as essential tools for spotting issues before they become crises.
  • Responding to Emerging Issues: Gain insights into the steps involved in responding to emerging issues, including data collection, evaluation, decision-making, and taking appropriate actions to mitigate potential risks.
  • Mitigating Legal and Compliance Risks: We will explore strategies for ensuring that your practices align with legal and compliance requirements, reducing the risk of regulatory consequences.
  • Training and Preparedness: Discuss the significance of ongoing training and preparedness.

By the end of this education session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop and implement the Rapid Response Protocol that proactively prevents issues and fosters a more positive work environment. Whether you’re a union official, contractor or JATC coordinator, this session will empower you to address challenges swiftly and effectively. Join us and take the proactive step toward better HR management and issue prevention.

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Dan Kelly
Felhaber Larson

Dan Kelly is President of Felhaber Larson, a Minneapolis-based law firm and serves as outside general counsel for SMACNA. In addition to his work for SMACNA’s National organization, Mr. Kelly provides advice and counsel to a number of SMACNA Chapters and for-profit and not-for-profit entities throughout the United States.



Luke Rebecchi
SMART House Counsel

Luke has served as House Counsel for SMART since May 2020 and works out of the union’s Washington, D.C. office.