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SCSR Training Modules - FY08


  • Develop, distribute, and evaluate unit specific SCSR care, maintenance, and inspection training modules to ensure that SCSRs are kept in good condition and all units that fail inspection are removed from service. Insure miners know how SCSRs work.
Miner wearing Self Contained Self Rescuer S C S R

Applicable Standards

  • 30 CFR 75.1714

Key Partners

  • BCOA
  • NMA
  • UMWA
  • USWA
  • SCSR Manufacturers (CSE, Draeger, MSA, Ocenco)
  • MSHA


  • None

Project Scope

  • Interagency Agreement with MSHA to develop and evaluate unit specific training for each SCSR
  • Training module consists of:
    • Video
    • Computer Based Training
    • Instructor's Guide
    • Screen Saver/Sticker


  • Evaluate effectiveness
  • Work with MSHA on expectation training


  • Training modules will help miners inspect and maintain their SCSRs in a ready condition and what to expect from their respirators once donned. In addition, miners will know how to perform multiple donnings and what to expect when wearing a SCSR.


  • Improved training for miners
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)