Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Guidelines for the development of a new miner training curriculum.

Authors
Vaught-C; Mallett-LG
Source
NIOSH 2008 Jan; :1-25
NIOSHTIC No.
20033080
Abstract
This report is intended to help mine safety trainers better prepare to teach the influx of new underground coal miners who are entering the industry. This is done by identifying two different approaches to instruction and discussing the ways they may affect how well prepared new hires are to deal with a dynamic and hazardous workplace. One approach is based on the use of a syllabus. Those using a syllabus are more likely to rely on lecturing or direct instruction. This is a good way to get across factual information, but does not provide a context within which miners can fit the discrete facts so that they form an integrated whole set of concepts, principles, and skills. The other approach is based on the use of a curriculum. Those using a curriculum may be more likely to help miners integrate concepts and skills that give them an overall picture of the complex mining environment and how they fit into the workplace. This will better prepare them for the decision-making and problem-solving activities that will help them work safely and productively.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Training
Publication Date
20080101
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-108288
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2008-105; IC-9499
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
TOP