Methods for maintaining self-contained self-rescuer donning proficiency.
Brnich MJ Jr.; Vaught C; Wiehagen WJ
Proceeds Training Resources Applied to Mng Univ Park Pennsylvania, 8/12- 14/91 Pennstate Pp 145-154 :145-154
There is a growing body of empirical research relating to miners' self-contained self-rescuer (scsr) donning proficiency. Performance data is derived from two sources: (1) random sampling of miners and evaluation of their donning skills; and (2) interviews with miners who have used the apparatus to escape a mine fire. Two issues are important: the first relates to initial training; the second deals with methods for maintaining acceptable proficiency over time. This paper addresses the issue of how one might maintain scsr donning capabilities throughout the year given a once a year commitment to hands-on training. Topics include a description of data relating to donning skills degradation, discussion of a method for sampling miners to ascertain their level of mastery, and the use of a memory aid for enhancing scsr donning proficiency. The manuscript provides an overview of these studies and summarizes 5 years of research in the area of scsr training and donning performance.
Proceeds Training Resources Applied to Mng. (Univ. Park, Pennsylvania, 8/12- 14/91). Pennstate, Pp 145-154