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Strategies for improving miners' training.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2002 Sep; :1-54
NIOSHTIC No.
20022093
Abstract
A growing concern among mine safety professionals regards the training of new workers. A major change in the mining workforce is anticipated within the next decade. In major segments of mining, especially coal, relatively few workers have been hired since the 1970''s. Thus, as an entire cohort of miners in the current workforce nears retirement, the replacement of these employees will require an influx of new workers. New miners may be young people who lack the ability to recognize and respond to mining hazards in an appropriate manner. they may also have had different educational experiences than their older counterparts. Many safety professionals believe that these two cohorts require different approaches to training. The papers in this report should help prepare mine trainers for the changes about to occur in the workforce and acquaint them with strategies they can use to enhance the effectiveness of their training.
Keywords
Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Training; Age-groups; Age-factors; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Coal-workers; Mining-equipment; Occupational-safety-programs
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Information Circular; Numbered Publication
Editors
Peters-RH
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2003-100259
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2002-156; IC-9463
NIOSH Division
PRL; SRL
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; WA
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