Instructional mode and its effect on initial self-contained self- rescuer donning attempts during training.
Vaught C; Brnich MJ; Kellner HJ Jr.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9208, 1988 Jan; :1-11
The purpose of this Bureau of Mines study was to assess the impact of four different instructional modes upon trainees' ability to don self-contained self-rescuers. The modes, designed to deliver the same prepractice instruction, were a computer-based training program, a structured lecture, a live demonstration, and a step-by- step hands-on talk-through. Two hundred forty-one subjects were assigned to groups that received their initial self-rescuer donning instruction by one of the four modes. The trainees' performances were then assessed using a number of different measures. It was found that delivery mode had a moderate initial influence upon how well people performed.
Fire-fighting; Safety-engineering; Education; Survival-equipment; Programmed-instruction; Breathing-apparatus; Mine-fires; Human-factors-engineering; Safety-devices
IH; Report of Investigations
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9208
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