Texas Mutual has created a virtual reality tool that simulates workplace accidents, providing businesses with an innovative, new way to train their employees.
Safety-In-A-Box consists of a Google Cardboard viewer, operating instructions, and a virtual reality program that can be downloaded to any smartphone. When the phone is inserted into the viewer, users can virtually experience actual hazards likely to be encountered on a worksite.
The inaugural VR program focuses on the construction industry with scenarios simulating the four leading causes of jobsite fatalities: falling from a height; electrocution; being struck by an object; and trench collapse.
Programs simulating accidents in other industries are currently in development, and will be freely available for download.
Safety-In-A-Box is part of Texas Mutual’s continuing commitment to workplace safety. Texas Mutual has mailed thousands of Safety-In-A-Box kits to businesses across the state, and free viewers are distributed at Work Safe, Texas Summits and other Texas Mutual events.
Watch a demonstration video on how to use the Safety in a Box.