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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
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division