Mining Product: Emergency Escape and Refuge Alternatives

Original creation date: October 2010

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

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.

Emergency Escape and Refuge Alternatives publication cover page
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


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