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Training in the use of the self-contained self-rescuer.
Mining applications of life support technology. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines technology transfer seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1986. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9134, 1987 Jan; :51-56
Researchers from the University of Kentucky and the Bureau of Mines have developed a set of training materials designed to increase SCSR donning proficiency. The package presents a generic procedure for the four SCSR's in common use (CSE, Draeger, MSA, and Ocenco). It offers (1) a donning position that is easy and efficient, (2) a donning sequence that moves critical steps (those necessary to isolate one's lungs from the ambient atmosphere) up front, and (3) a set of simplified, easy-to-remember procedural rules that can help miners order the complex array of tasks needed to put a self-contained self-rescuer into use. This training package has been field-tested with 16 groups of coal industry people in 3 States. The preliminary data suggest that the generic procedure is more efficient than training approaches currently in use. Additionally, the summary statistics indicate a need for consistent and thorough training that includes hands-on performance trials. The optimum interval for such activities has yet to be determined.
Mining-research; Breathing-apparatus; Underground-mining; Life-support-systems; Mine-safety; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Self-contained-breathing-apparatus; Self-contained-self-rescuers; Mine-disasters; Mining-industry; Mine-rescue; Mine-escapes
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Mining applications of life support technology. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines technology transfer seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1986
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