UT Project Wins Grand Prize in National App Contest on Workplace Safety and Health

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A project conducted by the UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center in the College of Business Administration along with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has won the grand prize in a contest held by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Working Safely Is No Accident website won $15,000 in the Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge.

The site is aimed at teaching workers ages thirteen to twenty-four about factors that increase workplace safety. The site features a game in which users evaluate relative probabilities of interesting events. The concept is then applied to workplace safety, with additional links to work-safety sources.

The goal of the contest was to encourage entities to build tools to educate the public about safety in the workplace.

For more information about the contest, visit the Department of Labor’s website.

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