Development of a virtual environment for promoting safety in machine maintenance

Salla Lind, Simo-Pekka Leino, Juhani Viitaniemi, Kaj Helin, Petteri Multanen, Ari Mäkiranta, Juhamatti Heikkilä, Sauli Kiviranta

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    Abstract

    Demands for maintaining and restoring process reliability reflect to industrial maintenance operations, which must be executed correctly and efficiently. More complicated machinery and subcontracting maintenance services rise new challenges for occupational safety, as maintenance workers must deal with varying operations and changing customer sites. To ensure occupational safety in maintenance operations, efficient training and instructing methods are required. For training such risky operations, virtual environments provide an effective and safe option. The article describes the setting of the virtual environment and its connections to product and production processes. In addition, a set of supportive analysis methods are proposed
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention, ORP 2008
    Place of PublicationCoruna, ES
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event6th international conference on occupational risk prevention - Galicia, Spain
    Duration: 14 May 200816 May 2008

    Conference

    Conference6th international conference on occupational risk prevention
    CountrySpain
    CityGalicia
    Period14/05/0816/05/08

    Keywords

    • maintenance
    • maintainability
    • virtual environment

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