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Incorporating judgment and decisionmaking into quarterly mine escape training based on a mine fire scenario.

Authors
Brnich-MJ Jr.; Hall-EE
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-101 (RI 9692), 2013 Nov; :1-16
NIOSHTIC No.
20043381
Abstract
The major coal mine disasters of 2006 raised a number of issues about mine emergency preparedness and response. These included concerns about miners' judgment and decision-making skills under the stress of a mine escape and miners' familiarity with escape procedures. In response, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sought to learn how mines are incorporating judgment and decision-making skills into mine escape training. They took an in-depth look at previous research on judgment and decision-making in self-rescue and escape training. They also conducted interviews with safety and training personnel from six underground coal operations to understand how mine operators are conducting mandatory quarterly escape training. This report discusses findings from these interviews, presents an analysis of previous research on judgment and decision-making in self-rescue and escape, and offers guidance to trainers on how to build judgment and decision-making into quarterly training drills.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Training; Underground-mining; Mine-disasters; Mine-fires; Mine-escapes; Emergency-response; Decision-making
Publication Date
20131101
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-101817
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2014-101; RI-9692; M112013
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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