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Effect of training strategy on self-contained self-rescuer donning performance.

Authors
Vaught-C; Brnich-MJ; Kellner-HJ Jr.
Source
Mine Safety Education and Training Seminar. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA., May 17, 1988; Beckley, WV., May 19, 1988; St. Louis, MO., May 24, 1988; and Reno, NV., May 26, 1988. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9185, 1988 May; :2-13
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NIOSHTIC No.
10005632
Abstract
The purpose of this Bureau of Mines study was to assess the impact of three different instructional strategies upon trainee ability to don self-contained self-rescuers. The strategies, designed to deliver the same introductory content, were a live demonstration, a structured lecture, and a computer-based format. One hundred fifty-five subjects were randomly assigned to groups that had their initial donning instruction conveyed by one of the three strategies. The trainees performances were then assessed using a number of different measures. Its was found that delivery strategy had a modest initial influence upon how well people did, but that this effect tended to disappear after one initial hands-on experience. It was also noted that a significant amount of skill degradation occurred during the first 3 months following training.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Self-contained-self-rescuers; Protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Training
Publication Date
19880501
Document Type
IH; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
USBM
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Mine Safety Education and Training Seminar. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA., May 17, 1988; Beckley, WV., May 19, 1988; St. Louis, MO., May 24, 1988; and Reno, NV., May 26, 1988
State
PA
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