NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About Human Condition Safety
Human Condition Safety (HCS) is a spin-out of Human Condition Labs, a research and development lab that uses technology to create solutions with substantial and positive social impact. HCS's technology--including wearable devices, artificial intelligence, building information modeling and cloud computing--creates an ecosystem that keeps workers safer in the industries in which they face the most physical risk. Visit: http://www.hcsafety.com/
Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. www.bechtel.com
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