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Simcoach Games and the Master Builders' Association are saving lives with Harness Hero
40% of deaths in construction are caused by falls. Simcoach Games and the MBA teamed up to create Harness Hero to help education workers and keep them safe.
Of the roughly 900 deaths in construction each year, 40% of them are caused by falls (https://www.osha.gov/
Harness Hero challenges players to keep a construction worker safe with various building heights, connection devices, and lanyards. Once you have selected and inspected your harness, lanyard, and connection device, you then 'push' your worker off the building to see if he will be saved by the safety equipment, or fall straight to the ground. If a player achieves a safety score of 95% or greater, they will earn a certificate of achievement that recognizes their safety performance in the game.
To learn more about Harness Hero and to download it for free, visit www.simcoachgames.com/
About Simcoach Games
Simcoach Games designs and develops video games that enable learners to achieve sustainable behavior change. We make learning simple, interactive and measurable. Each of our games focuses on key behaviors tied to measurable outcomes that are defined at the start of our design and development process. We take an Agile, iterative approach that offers our clients unparalleled opportunities for input and collaboration. The Simcoach® method ensures a practical solution to driving sustainable learning and behavior change from concept development through product launch.
A spinout of Carnegie Mellon, Simcoach Games has been a leader in the gamification of learning since 2005. CEO and Founder Jessica Trybus launched the company as Etcetera Edutainment and has worked with clients such as OSHA, Wegmans, UPMC, and Honeywell, who were eager to employ serious games for learning and behavior change. Located in Pittsburgh's vibrant Strip District, Simcoach Games partners with regional and Fortune 500 companies to enable sustainable behavior change in learners nationwide. For more information, visit www.simcoachgames.com.
Since 1886, MBA contractors have set the standard in Western Pennsylvania for construction excellence by investing in a skilled workforce, implementing award-winning safety programs, and offering the best in management expertise. For more information on the MBA, please call 412-922-3912 or visit www.mbawpa.org.