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Underground mine refuge chamber expectations training: program development and evaluation.

Authors
Margolis-KA; Kingsley Westerman-CY; Kowalski-Trakofler-KM
Source
Saf Sci 2011 Mar; 49(3):522-530
NIOSHTIC No.
20038352
Abstract
Refuge chambers are new devices for underground coal mines that provide approximately 96 h of breathable air, water, food, and supplies in the event of an emergency where miners are unable to escape. Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a training program to prepare miners for what to expect psychologically and physiologically inside of a refuge chamber. The field tests of this training revealed that it was received very positively by miners and helped impart realistic views about the physical discomforts and psychological stresses of being inside a refuge chamber.
Keywords
Injury-prevention; Miners; Mine-rescue; Miners; Mine-workers; Mining; Mining-industry; Physiological-response; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-responses; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Underground-mining; Work-environment; Worker-health; Worker-motivation; Workplace-studies; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Mine-disasters; Training; Author Keywords: Mining; Safety; Training; Psychological health; Physiological health
Contact
Catherine Y. Kingsley Westerman, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, OMSHR, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA
CODEN
SSCIEO
Publication Date
20110301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
ckq7@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0925-7535
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Safety Science
State
PA
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