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Virtual reality for mine safety training.

Authors
Filigenzi-MT; Orr-TJ; Ruff-TM
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Jun; 15(6):465-469
NIOSHTIC No.
20020671
Abstract
Mining has long remained one of America's most hazardous occupations. Researchers believe that by developing realistic, affordable VR training software, miners will be able to receive accurate training in hazard recognition and avoidance. In addition, the VR software will allow miners to follow mine evacuation routes and safe procedures without exposing themselves to danger. This VR software may ultimately be tailored to provide training in other industries, such as the construction, agricultural, and petroleum industries.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Training; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Traumatic-injuries; Occupational-hazards; Mine-disasters; Mine-escapes; Mine-rescue; Mine-workers; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Surface-mining
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20000601
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Daniels-WJ; Salisbury-SA
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
WA
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