Burns Harbor, Indiana
The CIVS team of Kyle Toth, Youxin Luo, and John Moreland presented an overview of virtual safety training and demonstrated SMSVC safety simulators at an ArcelorMittal USA Union/Management Joint Safety Meeting, held at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor on September 13, 2018.
Mike Ryan, an ArcelorMittal USA Health and Safety manager, who serves on the SMSVC Safety Project Technical Committee, invited the team to present at this fall’s two-day meeting. The joint meetings are held several times each year to cover a variety of safety topics and are generally attended by around 50 site safety managers, staff members, and union safety coordinators from multiple ArcelorMittal facilities from around the nation and world.
The presentation covered results to date of initial industry deployment and feedback on selected simulators (fall protection, lockout/tagout), video and virtual reality demonstrations (mobile equipment inspection), and views on future steps. CIVS Senior Research Scientist John Moreland was interviewed by Elizabeth Johnson from ArcelorMittal Internal Communications and will be part of the meeting video event record.