Application of Stereoscopic (3-D) Slides to Roof and Rib Hazard Recognition Training.
Barrett-EA; Wiehagen-WJ; Peters-RH
The ability to recognize visual cues commonly associated with roof and rib hazards is fundamental to the prevention of groundfall accidents. The perceptual skills that miners possess to visually search and assess hazardous ground conditions differ considerably. This U.S. Bureau of Mines report summarizes recent investigations on the use of stereoscopic (3-d) slides as a training aid for improving the ability of miners to recognize the various geologic and mining- induced irregularities that cause groundfalls. The feasibility of using 3-d slides for training and their effectiveness for representing roof and rib hazard conditions are discussed. Information is presented on equipment and procedures for creating a 3-d slide program that can be updated by mine trainers. Recommendations are made on selection of 3-d equipment and on the use of 3-d slides for training miners to recognize roof and rib hazards.
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