Better Reality Through Virtual Reality: Looking to the Future of Workplace Safety
Amy Vinson, Associate Director of Safety Analytics
New employees experience individual training that tracks involuntary eye movement to show level of engagement and understanding of directed prompts. In turn, it helps managers better understand training areas that may require extra attention. It also allows managers to hone in on team members’ strengths, and skill them appropriately. Understanding that all employees learn at their own pace, we encourage them to continuously participate in VR training until they feel confident and well prepared to navigate a fast-paced work environment.
Along the way, we’re collecting data on team member performance. We’ve already seen improved performance that we can trace back to the VR training itself. According to an internal questionnaire, our team members increasingly enjoy their safety training and remember what they learned more effectively. In addition, initial results from the pilot program have been positive, with 89 percent of learners reporting that they felt more prepared after the VR training.
We’re hopeful that VR will continue to be an effective tool for influencing safe practices in the workplace.
Published October 23, 2018.
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