Effective hazard recognition training using a latent-image, three-dimensional slide simulation exercise.
Barrett EA; Kowalski KM
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9527, 1994 Apr; :1-36
The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) conducted experiments to determine if training using a latent image, three-dimensional (3-D) slide simulation exercise improved miners' ability to recognize roof and rib hazards. The effectiveness of this innovative type of classroom training was investigated by measuring workers' performance on a hazard recognition task. The study was unique in that hazard recognition skills were assessed in the workplace using actual coal mine roof and rib hazards. Results showed that training with a latent-image, 3- D slide simulation exercise significantly improved each subject's performance on the in-mine hazard recognition task. Further, the USBM researchers concluded that transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace occurred.
Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Miners; Training; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Underground-miners; Underground-mining
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9527