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Mining Product: Emergency Escape and Refuge Alternatives

Original creation date: October 2010

Emergency Escape and Refuge Alternatives publication cover page

This training tool was created by a multidisciplinary team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to teach miners about emergency escape and using refuge alternatives. The training is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and is intended for group-based training. The presentation can be used as-is, or it can be customized to reflect the specific policies and refuge alternatives of the mine and requirements that may be unique to a specific state. The training is a safety talk with a duration of 15-30 minutes.

Materials included in file download:

  • Instructor Copy (1 copy needed) - Emergency Escape & Refuge Alternatives: Instructor Guide and Lesson Plan
  • 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: 20038039

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. 2011-101, (IC 9525), 2010 Oct