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Overview of research on mine emergency skills.
Brnich-MJ Jr.; Vaught-C; Cole-HP; Wiehagen-WJ
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 24-26, 1992. Tinney G, Bacho A, Karmis M, eds., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1992 Aug; :175-186
The Bureau's research in human resource development combines social science and instructional theory and design. Part of this effort is concerned with how miners generally behave under life-threatening conditions. The present paper summarizes work intended to enhance individuals' responses to underground mine emergencies by developing innovative strategies to teach and measure "soft skill" competency at the mining site. The way in which workers respond to emergencies is placed within the practical confines of two key areas: 1) studies of how to teach and assess mine emergency skills; and; 2) investigations into how best to provide effective training for procedural tasks such as self-contained self-rescuer (scsr) donning.
Miners; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Mine-disasters; Mine-workers; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Emergency-response; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research
Tinney-G; Bacho-A; Karmis-M
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 24-26, 1992
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