Mining Publication: An Overview of Research on Self-Contained Self-Rescuer Training
Original creation date: April 1993
In 1985 Bureau of Mines and University of Kentucky researchers began a series of studies related to self-contained self-rescuer donning proficiency. During the next five years investigators examined a number of factors that have a bearing upon miners' ability to put on and use the apparatus in an emergency: the procedure being taught; availability and utilization of training models; opportunities to practice; hygiene, and on-the-job training. The paper presents an overview of that research. It is concluded that companies should adopt a hands-on training protocol which allows them to integrate SCSR donning practice into other workplace routines, such as fire drills.
Authors: C Vaught, MJ Brnich, WJ Wiehagen, HP Cole, HJ Kellner
NIOSH/USBM Numbered Publication - April 1993
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10004064
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, B 695, 1993 Jan; :1-19
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program