Workforce Safety

Overview

Workforce safety and security is top of mind for corporate leadership today. Protecting employees from everyday occurrences such as slips and falls in the office or personnel tailgating through an access point to higher threat situations such as active shooter or employee relation situations represent current challenges that face corporate security and health, safety and environmental (HSE) leadership every day. HTX Labs was conceived from the start to harness emerging technology – specifically, virtual reality – to offer training simulations that can provide a safe and secure learning environment to more effectively train our workforce.

Survival Mindset

Our initial training program, Survival Mindset™, provides immersive training experiences for Active Shooter Preparedness and Fire Safety Preparedness. Our Active Shooter course is based on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Run-Hide-Fight curriculum and was developed with the Houston Police Department’s liaison to the DHS. Our Fire Safety Preparedness course, which teaches participants the critical elements to survive a structure fire in a corporate office, was developed in collaboration with the Houston Fire Department.

While we fully appreciate the corporate sensitivities to topics such as an active shooter, it is a moral imperative that we collectively do what we can to provide employees with a safe, yet meaningful, learning experience to heighten their situational awareness in the workplace and within our communities.

Are we doing everything in our power to fully prepare our workforce to operate in a safe and secure environment?

Virtual Reality provides a unique medium to condition employees to deescalate a challenging employee relations situation or, heaven forbid, survive an active shooter or workplace violence situation. SImilarly, virtual reality can be employed to perform virtual fire drills or practice the methods necessary to survive a structure fire in the workplace.

Featured News & Events in Workforce Safety

Oculus Connect 6
Oculus Connect 6
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September 25, 2019
September 25-26 2019

We’ll be attending the upcoming OC6 event to meet with the Oculus for Business organization regarding the creation of additional workforce safety training experiences.

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MasterCard's VR Safety Program Won an IES Award
MasterCard's VR Safety Program Won an IES Award
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September 14, 2019

A project we recently developed with Mastercard helped them win an ISE award! We created a VR simulation to train their employees and security personnel on how to handle various security threats.

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Examples of Our Work

Active Shooter Preparedness

Our Active Shooter Preparedness course is based on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Run-Hide-Fight curriculum and was developed in collaboration with the Houston Police Department’s liaison to the DHS. This course includes a tutorial to instruct the user on basic VR mechanics as well as individual scenarios to condition users on the best option to Run, Hide or Fight if you find yourself in an active shooter situation.

Fire Safety Preparedness

Our Fire Safety Preparedness course was developed in collaboration with the Houston Fire Department and includes several scenarios to instruct participants on ways to survive a structure fire in a corporate office. The course includes an orientation scenario that allows a participant to familiarize themselves with items that would be relevant in the event of a structure fire in a corporate office.

The course also includes the following scenarios:

  • Stay Low in a structure fire to avoid blurry vision and smoke inhalation
  • Isolate the Fire, if safe to do so, to impede air flow and prevent the fire from spreading
  • Signal Alarms to alert others of the situation

Protect your most valuable assets, your people, through immersive learning.

Security guard on duty

For instructors, our immersive training solutions will help:

  • Incorporate immersive learning into your existing training program;
  • Measure a student’s performance to determine retention of the material; and
  • Provide a highly-accessible medium for teaching that allows for repetition.

For students...

Immersive technology allows you to take ownership of your learning. It offers a highly flexible environment via a head-mounted display (HMD) and commercial software to practice and perfect processes at your own pace. At the same time, you’ll gain firsthand experience, and commit to memory the steps required for optimal performance.

Firefighters battling flames

Additional Resources

To learn more about how others are adopting Virtual Reality to help with workforce safety, take a look at these articles and events.

Virtual Reality Shakes Up Safety Training

Virtual Reality Shakes Up Safety Training

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ASSP Article

ASSP Article

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NYPD Uses VR for Active Shooter Training

NYPD Uses VR for Active Shooter Training

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Begin your journey to a more prepared workforce today!