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Mining Product: How to Operate a Refuge Chamber: A Quick Start Guide

Original creation date: October 2010

Image of publication How to Operate a Refuge Chamber: A Quick Start Guide

This Guide was created to teach miners how to operate refuge chambers if it became necessary in a mine emergency. The presentation is intended for group-based training and was created using Microsoft PowerPoint. It is designed to be used as a template for mine instructors to modify based on the refuge chambers used at their mine. The training is a safety talk with a duration of 15-30 minutes.

Materials included in file download:

  • Instructor Copy (1 copy needed) - How to Operate a Refuge Chamber: A Quick Start Guide
  • PowerPoint® slides (1 copy needed)

Additional materials needed:

  • A computer equipped with Microsoft PowerPoint® 2007 or higher presentation software (or other software capable of reading and editing slides in PowerPoint 2007 format)
  • LCD projector
  • A large screen

Authors: EE Hall, KA Margolis

Audience: Underground miners at all skill levels. This training product can be integrated into required new miner training courses, annual refresher courses, or any other mine site training.

Information Circular - October 2010

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20038040

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. 2011-100, Information Circular 9524, 2010 Oct; :1-14