3M Personal Safety Division will be featuring the “3M Science of Safety” at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo (NSC) beginning September 25th in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to highlighting new products and access to its credentialed technical service team, 3M is offering virtual reality training demonstrations 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 for safety managers to keep new and veteran workers up-to-date on safety needs and requirements, 3M is expanding 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.”
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.
“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.”
A few of the highlights will include:
In an immersive, four-minute virtual experience, attendees 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.
Attendees 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.
Industry Experience: Fall Tower and Dropped Objects Demonstration
3M Fall Protection and Fall Protection for Tools is giving fall protection demonstrations throughout the Expo highlighting equipment and training opportunities to help safety managers and workers stay compliant and safe when people and tools are at height. In addition to demonstrations at the Fall Tower, other hands-on experiences include:
- Personal SRL attachment time challenge
- SRL lock-up challenge
- Snap into work mode with the new 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector
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