Simcoach Games and the Master Builders’ Association team up to talk about video games in DC

Simcoach Games and MBA team up once again to show off Harness Hero at the Association of General Contractors annual Health & Safety Conference in Washington DC.

Online PR News – 29-July-2016 – Pittsburgh, PA – Simcoach Games is a leader in developing gamified learning and continues to innovate and engage thousands of people through their games across the nation. With the help of one of their partners, the Master Builders’ Association (MBA), Simcoach Games was able to develop Harness Hero, a game that teaches players the importance of fall protection in the construction industry. Simcoach Games CEO, Jessica Trybus, and MBA Director of Safety, Bob McCall will be attending the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s Safety & Health Conference to talk about the success of this game and highlight opportunities where video games can be used to more effectively educate the workforce as it pertains to workplace safety.

“Games are great facilitators of conversation around safety - in the workplace and at home” Trybus said in preparation for her presentation; “we can show clear consequences of choices players make. In Harness Hero if you make the right choices, you're safe, if you don't, well, you can see the bad consequences for your character in the game.”

To learn more about Harness Hero and to download it for free from the app stores, visit www.simcoachgames .com/harness-hero.

The AGC of America’s Safety & Health Conference will run from July 27 - 29 and attendees can expect to get the latest updates in regulations and OSHA activities and participate in subcommittee and taskforce meetings on DOD, Utility Infrastructure, Highway & Transportation and more. Registration fees for this event are $225 for members and $350 for non-members.

To learn more about the AGC Safety & Health Conference, visit meetings.agc.org/safety.

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.

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.

About MBA
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.

About the AGC
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. For more information, visit www.agc.org.

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Zachary Smith
Simcoach Games
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
(412) 246-4020