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Probability of making a successful mine escape while wearing a self-contained self-rescuer.
Kovac-JG; Vaught-C; Brnich-MJ
J Int Soc Respir Prot 1992 Winter; 10(4):18-30
A computer simulation has been developed to estimate the chances of a miner making a successful escape while wearing a SCSR. The model takes into account: (1) training in the use of SCSRs, (2) apparatus integrity, and (3) the oxygen cost of a mine escape. This Bureau of MInes report examines survival odds for a prototypical escape, and illustrates how these odds change when SCSR training in improved.
Mining-industry; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protection; Emergency-equipment; Escape-systems; Underground-miners; Coal-mining; Computer-models
Issue of Publication
Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division