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Self-contained self-rescuers: new developments in technology and training.
Kovac JG; Vaught C
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, September 11-15, 1989, Washington, DC. Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Mines, OFR 27-89, 1989 Sep; :417-424
One purpose of this paper is to discuss new developments in Self-Contained SelfRescuer (SCSR) technology. It appears to be technically possible to produce an SCSR that is approximately twice the size and weight of a Filter Self-Rescuer (FSR) and that has a rated duration of 60-minutes. Such an apparatus can be worn on a miner's body, making it immediately available in the event of a mine emergency. The other purpose of this paper is to discuss the development of an innovative SCSR donning method that has been shown to cut SCSR donning time in half, and to significantly reduce errors made by trainees. Because the new method consolidates the task of donning an SCSR into 3 critical steps and 3 secondary steps, it is called the "3+3" method. The 3+3 method is expected to play a significant role in training miners to use the new apparatus.
SCSR; Self contained self rescuers; Respirators; Respiratory protection; Respiratory protective equipment; Mining; Mining industry; Underground mines; Underground mining; Fire safety
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Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, September 11-15, 1989, Washington, DC
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