|In anticipation of new requirements to restart jobsites during the pandemic, the Association worked with the Operating Engineers Local #66 and Simcoach to develop an online COVID-19 awareness training and certification program for contractors and their employees. Released last week, this new training tool has already helped 150 individuals comply with current training requirements and educated participants about the facts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can protect themselves and those around them.|
The goal of this program is to provide online COVID-19 awareness training for the industry. The program has four short quizzes and will generate a certificate. The training can be utilized by contractors to comply with PennDOT requirements, which requires a “process to inform and educate all employees of information contained in the Supplemental COVID-19 Safety Plan prior to restart.” This digital tool will allow companies to comply with social distancing recommendations while still completing the required orientation training for their workforce to return to work.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Response Training Tool was developed by Simcoach Games for Local 66 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program, and the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania.