Posted on August 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Chuck Fox

View post titled High Risk Industries are turning to VR to Improve Job Safety

Dangerous industries like construction, mining, or even agriculture are challenged with the task of providing training to newly hired workers in a safe environment. But those who are just entering these fields have little experience under their belts, and hands on training is necessary to address that. This lack of experience combined with the sometimes-hazardous nature of the work creates a risk of injury or even loss of life, creating a “catch 22” for these employers.

However, Virtual Reality (VR) is proving itself a valuable job training tool that can be leveraged to reduce the risk involved when training new hires, giving trainees nearly risk-free, first-hand experience before they enter the job site.

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