Achieving and Maintaining Competence in Donning the Self-contained Self-rescuer.
Vaught-C; Wiehagen-WJ; Derick-RL
Tram XV & XVI Training Res Applied to Mng Comb Proc West Virginia, & Pennsylvania State Univ 1989 :107-134
A Bureau of Mines study compared two basic approaches to self- contained self-rescuer training to assess their impact upon trainees' donning proficiency and skill retention. The first approach, combining didactic prepractice instruction with one- criterion practice performance, was used during annual refresher training at the Bureau of Mines' Pittsburgh Research Center (prc). The second approach, combining heuristic prepractice instruction with a succession of five-criterion practice performances, was used in an experiment conducted at a mine in the western United States. The content delivered by the two procedures was the same--the 3 + 3 donning method developed by the University of Kentucky and the Bureau of Mines. The apparatus used in both phases of the study was the same--the draeger oxy-sr 60b. One hundred fifty-five prc personnel participated in the first phase of the study, and 88 miners participated in the second phase. The trainees' performances were assessed immediately after training and at different time intervals thereafter, using a number of different measures. It was found that training procedure had a significant effect on how well people did, and that this effect tended to last over time, although donning skills in both groups degraded rather rapidly.
Tram XV & XVI Training Res. Applied to Mng. Comb. Proc., West Virginia, & Pa State Univ., 1989, Pp 107-134