The take-home electronic learning tool could improve worksitecommunication and safety, according to NAHB President Sandy Dunn, ahomebuilder from Point Pleasant, WV. Based on technology fromEmeryville, CA-based Leapfrog Enterprises, the stand-aloneeducational product gives construction workers the choice tolisten, record and play back the pronunciation of more than 500vocabulary words and 340 phrases.

"Evidence strongly suggests that communication is a major factorin improving safety, and with the growing number of Hispanicemployees in our industry, it's extremely important that everyoneon-the-job site understands one another," Dunn says, describing Sedde Saber-Construction Edition as "one of the most efficient toolsavailable for teaching construction-related English to Spanishspeaking workers."

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