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Mines team develops virtual reality hazard awareness training program

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SD Mines
Clint Kling, a doctoral graduate student in the Department of Mining Engineering and Management at South Dakota Mines, is shown here testing a virtual reality training system he helped develop to improve safety in industrial settings.

The attached audio is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Underground and surface mines can be hazardous places, so when it comes to safety training in the mining profession, the old saying “practice makes perfect” holds true.

To improve hazard safety instruction, a team at South Dakota Mines has spent the past year developing a virtual reality training module that mimics a mining environment.