3M Personal Safety Division is offering virtual reality training for fall protection, fall protection for tools and welding safety. Each of these safety categories has been, and continues to be, impacted by the ongoing expansion of the construction industry and its workforce needs.
“With the increased demand on safety managers to keep new and veteran workers up-to-date on safety needs and requirements, 3M is expanding on its training and education portfolio,” said Karen Cuta at 3M Personal Safety Division. “Gaming technology and virtual reality have broadened the tools available for safety experts and manufacturers to engage an increasingly diverse workforce. While we continue to offer in-person and virtual training sessions and experiences around the world, 3M is increasing its investment in technology-driven learning tools.”
3M’s new virtual reality training tools fall within its newly-defined six elements of 3M’s Science of Safety: Industry Experience, Hazard Awareness, Regulatory Knowledge, Innovative Technologies, Quality Products and Education & Training.
Virtual Reality and Safety Training
In an immersive, four-minute virtual experience, trainees will need to inspect a harness, connect self-retracting lifelines and protect tools from falling at height. Most importantly, they will experience these activities at height – but without the dangers of falling.
Trainees will be able to weld using passive and auto-darkening helmets with a virtual reality game that challenges players to weld six areas quickly and accurately. Players will see firsthand why some products outperform others.