Design of an Innovative System of Safety and Health at Work Applied to Construction

  • Julián Casañas
  • Daniela Burbano
  • Nathalia Cortes
  • Valentina Espinosa
  • Estefany Rey-BecerraEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1253)


90% of civil engineering projects had accidents in Colombia in 2018. Therefore, this project developed an innovative evaluation system through Virtual Reality that allows risk prevention. A 360-degree questionnaire about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was developed using 3DVista. A traditional lecture about PPE was given to team members. Then, the group was divided into G1 (n = 14), who did a Paper-&-Pencil test, and G2 (n = 15), who did the VR test, both with the same questions. A second test was carried out to evaluate the remembrance five days later with the same procedure. As a result, both tests caused a significant difference in trainees’ remembrance (p < 0.05), and G2 had better results in the second test than G1 (p = 0,002). Besides, in the satisfaction questionnaire, 43% of G2’s participants affirmed that this tool allowed them to obtained better results. It should be noted that the proposal is innovative, different, and didactic.


Security & risk Occupational safety & health Virtual reality Construction sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julián Casañas
    • 1
  • Daniela Burbano
    • 1
  • Nathalia Cortes
    • 1
  • Valentina Espinosa
    • 1
  • Estefany Rey-Becerra
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering StudentPontificia Universidad JaverianaCaliColombia
  2. 2.Ruhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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