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Embracing digital technologies enhances a culture of safety

by The 100 Companies
Embracing digital technologies

Digital transformation plays a powerful role in keeping people safe. Companies are embracing it to revamp their safety programs. Phillips 66 recently turned a warehouse-sized building at its Humber Refinery in the United Kingdom into a high-tech training center, complete with a virtual reality room.

Employees and contractors can train at 10 staged safety scenarios, including climbing a two-story structure to prepare for working at heights and learning how to properly handle combustible or flammable materials.

In “The Cave,” trainees are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling screens simulating the refinery’s interior. Using a tablet, they interact with the screens and identify potential hazards.

– Nellie Betzen, The Engineering 100

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