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Training - highlighted "versus degraded" technique.

Authors
Kowalski-KM
Source
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1997 Nov; :19
NIOSHTIC No.
20025404
Abstract
What do fighter pilots and miners have in common? They are learning to recognize hazards using the "degraded" technique developed by the U.S. military. Traditionally, fighter pilots learned to recognize targets by studying photos taken under the best of conditions (a "highlighted" training approach). However, research showed that the pilots did better when trained with less than ideal ("degraded") pictures of the targets. "Degraded" refers to pictures where cloud cover, rain, poor weather conditions, natural barriers, buildings, or other obstructions partially hide the object - conditions that pilots would likely encounter in real life. We are currently working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois Easter Community College to develop a "degraded" hazard recognition training package for the mining industry.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Miners; Training; Underground-mining; Underground-miners
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
19971101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0271-3888
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
State
PA; IL; WV
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