Jan. 20: Investment Made in Research on Offshore Helicopter Safety

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The Research and Development Corporation is investing $350,000 in two projects to help workers survive helicopter ditching or abandonment in water. The first project seeks to identify the specific human factor requirements to open a Sikorsky S-92 push-out emergency escape exit. The second project will investigate the effect of wave patterns on the performance and retention of sea survival skills on offshore workers. It’ll provide information on optimal training conditions, and how escape and survival skills are acquired.