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Virtual-Reality Safety Tool Simulates Trench Collapse, Other Hazards

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 608 | 0 | 0 min read

Those who attended Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s Work Safe, Texas Summit in Fort Worth this week received a demonstration of the company’s virtual-reality safety training tool that simulates scenarios such as falling from a height or being caught in a trench collapse. The tool, called Safety-In-a-Box, consists of a Google cardboard viewer, operating instructions, and a virtual reality program that can be downloaded to any smartphone. When the phone is inserted into the viewer, users can virtually experience actual hazards likely to be encountered on a worksite. The inaugural ...

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