Virtual reality for mine safety training.
Filigenzi MT; Orr TJ; Ruff TM
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Jun; 15(6):465-469
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.
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
Daniels WJ; Salisbury SA
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene