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CMC continues to invest in safety, just as we do in the rest of our business. In the coming year, we will focus on new initiatives to complement the strides we’ve already made.
CMC’s investment in innovation extends to our safety training programs, where we’ve implemented virtual training at many of our mill facilities for operating overhead cranes. We use cranes at our facilities to move heavy material and load trucks for shipping.
Virtual crane training allows new employees to train on the equipment in a safe environment and enables a seasoned crane operator the ability to experience and react to more difficult situations before they occur. This training program includes steel mill scenarios and equips trainees with virtual reality headsets in conjunction with physical controls that mimic the actual controls of our overhead cab-operated cranes.
Virtual reality training is a next-generation technology that engages trainees in the learning experience in a whole new way. It also removes a potentially unsafe activity by allowing someone to learn and make mistakes in a virtual environment. We aim to apply this technology to other areas of training in the future.
Another key focus going forward is automation. We’re pursuing automation in the most physical areas, such as our fabrication shops, so that our highly skilled employees can work on less physically taxing tasks. Automation also improves our productivity and helps to expand our hiring efforts. We have robots installed in many of our mill and fabrication facilities to improve safety and productivity, and have plans to install more automation solutions in 2023.
CMC will continue to invest in safety, just as we do in the rest of our business. In the coming year, we are focusing on new initiatives to complement the strides we’ve already made.
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Experience has taught us the importance of ensuring we consistently engage our new hires on safety issues and expectations at our facilities.
Starting in 2022, CMC Poland implemented a program of additional safety training for new production hires. This training is customized for employees who have completed the three-month trial period at CMC. The training focuses on CMC’s expectations, our safety rules and learnings from recent incidents and near misses.