Judgement and Decision Making in Simulated Mine Emergencies.
Cole-HP; Vaught-C; Wasielewski-RD; Wiehagen-WJ
Paper in Tram Training Resources Applied to Mining Proceedings 1986 :167-178
Simulation exercises for teaching and assessing proficiency in coping with underground coal mine emergency situations are a novel approach for annual refresher training classes. The present project draws upon previous research in medicine and aviation as well as expertise in coping with underground mine emergencies. The simulation exercises that result are intended for working miners. The focus is on the perceptions, information, judgments, decisions, and actions that working miners must exhibit to prevent, recognize, and control underground emergency situations. The setting is at the working section. The options are those available to working miners. Initial field test results of 12 exercises have been encouraging. These latent image and other formats for simulation exercise have potential for increasing the relevance and quality of annual refresher training.
Paper in Tram (Training Resources Applied to Mining) Proceedings 1986, WVU 1986, PP. 167-178