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Mining Publication: The Work Crew Performance Model: A Method for Defining and Building Upon the Expertise Within an Experienced Work Force

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February 1994

Image of publication The Work Crew Performance Model: A Method for Defining and Building Upon the Expertise Within an Experienced Work Force

This paper discusses a practical method for enhancing the performance of mining work crews. The method, described as the Work Crew Performance Model (WCPM), seeks to define performance variability within similar tasks of an underground work crew. Key components of the WCPM include: (1) job definition through task analyses; (2) the ranking of job elements by perceived cost consequence; (3) observational techniques to establish performance baselines; and (4) cost linkages between adherence to task procedures and measures of consequence for noncompliance. The components of this model emphasize a reliance on learning from a veteran work force and using that information to reinvest in strategies to enhance safety and efficiency. These strategies are not limited to technologic efforts but include consideration of the so-called "soft-skill technologies" aimed at reducing variability in individual performance and at effecting a continuous improvement in overall system effectiveness.

Authors: WJ Wiehagen, GT Lineberry

Conference PaperFebruary - 1994

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10012378

1994 SME Annual Meeting, Feb. 14-17, 1994, Albuquerque, New Mexico, preprint 94-186, Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.; :1-25

 
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