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An overview of research on self-contained self-rescuer training.
Vaught-C; Brnich-MJ Jr.; Wiehagen-WJ; Cole-HP; Kellner-HJ
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Bulletin B 695, 1993 Jan; :1-19
In 1985 Bureau of Mines and University of Kentucky researchers began a series of studies related to self-contained self-rescuer donning proficiency. During the next five years investigators examined a number of factors that have a bearing upon miners' ability to put on and use the apparatus in an emergency: the procedure being taught; availability and utilization of training models; opportunities to practice; hygiene, and on-the-job training. The paper presents an overview of that research. It is concluded that companies should adopt a hands-on training protocol which allows them to integrate SCSR donning practice into other workplace routines, such as fire drills.
Programmed instruction; Human factors engineering; Training devices; Miners; Occupational safety and health; Breathing apparatus; Emergency planning; On job training; Working conditions; Industrial hygiene; Mine fires; Mine safety; Education; Survival equipments; Safety engineering; Procedures; Donning method
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, B 695
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