Donning work boots, hard hats and reflective vests, 45 students from the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology and Central Montgomery Vocational School in Montgomery County, Pa., learned first-hand about the importance of construction safety during the fourth annual Youth Safety in Construction Day held Tuesday.

Hosted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Gilbane Building Co. and the Philadelphia Building Trades, the event was held at the construction site of the future Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and Montgomery Health System's New Regional Medical Center in Norristown, Pa. Students participated in interactive demonstrations on fall, electrical and rigging safety, and operated a crane simulator provided by a local engineering union.