Texas Mutual Workers' Compensation Insurance Company - Work Safe, Texas

Safety in a Box

Texas Mutual’s Safety in a Box is a virtual reality (VR) training tool that provides an innovative way to teach workers how to stay safe on the job. Using a smartphone and a Google Cardboard viewer, workers can experience custom VR simulations of accident scenarios that pose a real threat in the workplace.

Getting started is easy. Simply download the program that represents your industry onto a smartphone, insert the phone into the assembled viewer and follow the onscreen prompts. It’s a new and effective way to reach workers, and each scenario is followed by a short quiz to reinforce the message.

The downloadable programs are free, and we’ve distributed thousands of Google Cardboard viewers to policyholders through the mail and at our safety events.

Safety in a Box is part of Texas Mutual’s continuing commitment to workplace safety and just one of the ways Texas Mutual is changing the way workers’ comp works for you.

Watch a demonstration video on how to use Safety in a Box.


Currently, users can select from two Safety in a Box training programs: one focusing on the manufacturing industry and one on the construction industry.

Manufacturing Safety VR App

In this training program, users virtually experience three safety scenarios common in a manufacturing environment: Lockout/Tagout When Working with Machinery; Slips, Trips and Falls; and Forklift Awareness. Each scenario is followed by a short quiz. To download the app, click below.

Note: This app works on phones and tablets and optionally uses a Google Cardboard viewer, Gear VR, Google Daydream View, or similar VR viewing device, but does not require button input for navigation. For best performance, use smart phones from 2016 forward.


Construction Safety VR App

This training program allows workers to virtually experience the four most deadly hazards on a construction site: Falls; Struck by an Object; Electrocution; and Caught In or Between. Each scenario is followed by a short quiz. To download the app, click below.

Note: This app works on phones and tablets and optionally uses a Google Cardboard viewer, Gear VR, Google Daydream View, or similar VR viewing device, but does not require button input for navigation. For best performance, use smart phones from 2016 forward.

We’ll be creating new programs addressing hazards in other industries, so check back for updates and notifications.