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Getting through to greenhorns: do old training styles work with new miners?

Authors
Mallett-L; Reinke-D; Brnch-MJ Jr.
Source
NIOSH 2002 Sep; :9-12
NIOSHTIC No.
20022095
Abstract
Some segments of the mining industry, especially underground coal, have seen a large influx of inexperienced miners in recent years. It is anticipated that this trend will reach other mining segments over the next 10 years. This paper discussed the training needs of the younger generation of inexperienced workers who have just entered or are soon to enter the mines. Currently, many trainers are of the so-called Baby Boom generation. Can these different age groups learn to communicate across the generation gap? Even trainers who have been highly effective in the past should reassess their training styles and their classroom materials to determine if they are prepared to meet the needs of these new trainees.
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
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Peters-RH
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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