Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland have developed a virtual training series for workers and employers in North Carolina’s construction industry to quickly learn the facts about protecting themselves and their worksites from COVID-19.
This effort is made possible by a generous grant from the Carolinas Association of General Contractors Foundation, Inc (CAGC).
Hope Renovations managed the creation of two instructional videos, one focused on trades workers and one targeted to management-level employees. The videos are freely available, are mobile-friendly, include Spanish subtitles, and feature Hope Renovations’s all-female team and trainees.
M.T. Copeland, an online construction training provider, provided creative direction and media production. The videos are available via M.T. Copeland’s website and the landing page includes links to additional COVID-19 safety-related resources in English and Spanish.
Experts from the NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health developed the videos’ primary content based on the most recent, validated, reliable COVID-19 data available.
“The global pandemic has completely changed how the construction industry goes to work. Building is a physical job, and tradespeople must work in close quarters with a revolving cast of team members and clients,” stated Jordan Smith, M.T. Copeland’s head of education and a residential builder from Austin, TX.