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Mining Publication: Underground Mine Refuge Chamber Expectations Training: Program Development and Evaluation

Original creation date: March 2011

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Refuge chambers are new devices for underground coal mines that provide approximately 96 h of breathable air, water, food, and supplies in the event of an emergency where miners are unable to escape. Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a training program to prepare miners for what to expect psychologically and physiologically inside of a refuge chamber. The field tests of this training revealed that it was received very positively by miners and helped impart realistic views about the physical discomforts and psychological stresses of being inside a refuge chamber.

Authors: KA Margolis, CY Kingsley Westerman, KM Kowalski-Trakofler

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - March 2011

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20038352

Saf Sci 2011 Mar; 49(3):522-530


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