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Transfer of self-contained self-rescuer donning skills under similar conditions of practice: the Draeger Oxy-SR60B and the CSE SR-100.

Authors
Brnich-MJ; Vaught-C; Wiehagen-WJ
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9435, 1992 Jan; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
10011481
Abstract
The purpose of this U.S. Bureau of Mines study was to assess the ability of trainees to don an unfamiliar self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) after having become familiar with how to put on a different type of apparatus. Prepractice instruction was the same for all individuals learning to put on a device: a step-by-step, hands-on talk-through using the "3+3" method. Subjects were assigned to groups that had their initial donning instruction delivered on either the Draeger OXY-SR60B or the CSE SR-100. Trainees' performances were then evaluated using the other model. Donning trials were analyzed using a number of measures. It was found that SCSR design had a moderate influence upon how well the donning task transferred.
Keywords
Survival-equipment; Quality-control; Human-factors-engineering; Rescue-equipment; Training; Performance-evaluation; Design; Instructions; Breathing-apparatus; Safety-devices; Mining
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-132066
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-9435
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9435
State
PA
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