Issues for training an evolving emergency management workforce: a view from the U.S. mining community.
Kowalski K; Vaught C; Mallett L; Brnich MJ
Int Emerg Mgmt Soc 9th Ann Conf Proc, May 14-17, 2002, R. T. Newkirk, ed., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2002 May; :430-438
This paper reviews research from the U.S. mining community to define issues relevant to an evolving national and international workforce and to relate them to the emergency response population. The authors further explore and relate the key problem of an aging workforce to the resultant changes and emerging physical and psychological needs of emergency workers. Finally, the authors cite examples from the mine emergency response community and mine rescue experiences to suggest practical recommendations that include both organizational and individual formats, with an emphasis on new approaches to training this changing workforce.
Emergency-responders; Emergency-response; Workers; Training; Mine-rescue; Mining-industry; Psychological-factors;
Author Keywords: emergency responder; emergency management; older workers; training; mine rescue
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15102, USA
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
The International Emergency Management Society, 9th Annual Conference Proceedings