New CAWP COVID-19 Awareness Training Helps Companies Get Back Online

For the past two weeks, the Association has been working with the Operating Engineers Local #66 and Simcoach to develop an online COVID-19 awareness training and certification program for contractors and their employees. We are pleased to be launching this new training tool, which is now available to help companies comply with current training requirements. Developed to adhere to social distancing guidelines, this online tool will educate all employees 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.