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Mining Publication: Enhancing Mine Workers’ Self-escape by Integrating Competency Assessment into Training

Original creation date: June 2015

Mine workers’ self-escape competencies (SEC) need to be better assessed during mine safety training to be sure that every underground mine worker possesses the competencies needed to successfully escape from emergencies that could occur in their mine. In response, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sought to learn how mine safety trainers are teaching and assessing SEC in mine safety training. To accomplish their objectives, NIOSH researchers completed in-depth interviews with nine coal mine safety trainers about teaching and assessing SEC. Based on the results of these interviews, recommendations are provided in this document for mine safety trainers and mine operators to improve the training, assessment, and maintenance of SEC.

Authors: EJ Haas, RH Peters, C Kosmoski

Report of Investigations - June 2015

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20046297

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. 2015-188 (RI 9699), 2015 Jun; :1-61