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NSC, ITI to offer construction safety certification in VR

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Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council and Industrial Training International have partnered to bring hazard awareness virtual reality experience and certification to the construction industry.

The objective is to facilitate a universal benchmark for all construction workers to safely identify potential hazards at a jobsite. The exam will be administered via a VR headset. Applicants who successfully complete the exam with a passing score will be awarded the Hazard Awareness Certification – a five-year credential.

The Hazard Awareness Certification was developed with the participation of NSC, Bechtel, DPR Construction, GLY Construction, Kiewit, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and United Rentals. The VR experience challenges candidates to inspect a jobsite and identify several risk domains, including hand tools, lockout/tagout, lifting and rigging, dropped objects, and more.

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