Human Condition Safety to Roll Out VR-Based SafeScan Job Training at Bechtel

Human Condition Safety is pleased to announce its new SafeScan™ job training, a groundbreaking method of safety training using virtual reality (VR) immersion similar to the most realistic video games, will roll out at engineering and construction leader, Bechtel.

"Workers will train wearing VR headsets in a simulation of dangerous task procedures, allowing trainees to repeatedly practice risky work situations in the safety of a classroom," says Human Condition Safety chief executive officer, Peter E. Raymond.

For example, a worker might virtually practice unloading a beam from a crane 20 stories in the air on a foggy morning, instead of doing it for the first time in real life. The hyperrealistic environment and training that SafeScan delivers is much more effective than the static, standard training workers get now.

Over time, as entire workforces take the training, usage data is aggregated and blended with geographic information system (GIS) data, safety history, factors such as vibration analyses, and regulatory requirements from agencies like OSHA. Risk mitigation becomes fully automated by a predictive engine that pinpoints which elements might combine to create the riskiest circumstances on a job, and sends alerts to avoid injuries and save lives.

"It's been proven that people learn best by doing. We also know that today, equipment, machines, and infrastructure are connected to the internet and can communicate and adapt in real time without much human intervention," says Raymond. "The SafeScan platform leverages both of those realities."

Bechtel plans to use SafeScan's training modules for its workforce at the Bechtel Innovation Center in Houston. Bechtel, one of the world's largest engineering, procurement and construction firms, is the first customer of Human Condition Safety to use SafeScan.


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