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Mining Product: The Emergency Communication Triangle

Original creation date: October 1999

Image of publication The Emergency Communication Triangle

This 15-minute safety talk focuses on the content of emergency warning messages. Research has shown that when an emergency occurs, people often do not get the information they need for the purpose of taking appropriate action. This safety talk presents a procedure, using mental cues that can be used by senders and receivers of emergency warnings. Graphics for use during the talk and references are included.

Skill reviewed: Emergency first response, Providing effective warning, Asking for appropriate information during an emergency

Materials included:

  • Instructor CopyThe Emergency Communication Triangle

Optional materials provided by user:

  • Overhead projector and transparencies of the 9 illustrations included in the instructor's copy
  • Stickers to serve as memory aids

Authors: LG Mallett, C Vaught, MJ Brnich

Audience: All mining employees at all experience levels. While the examples and illustrations are taken from the underground coal mining industry, the training can be tailored to any work setting by substituting appropriate examples.

NIOSH/USBM Numbered Publication - October 1999

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20000549

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. 99-157, 1999 Oct; :1-16