3M Releases Construction Safety Virtual Reality Programs for Hands-on Learning

SHANE HEDMOND | March 12, 2019

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Traditional safety training for construction workers includes OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour courses, toolbox talks, and safety inspections. Those training techniques are all important and necessary, but construction workers are an extremely hands-on group of individuals and putting them in real life situations can be much more beneficial to them instead of classroom training.

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