A performance approach to training research.
Vaught-C; Wiehagen-WJ; Barrett-EA; Brnich-MJ Jr.; Kowalski-KM; Mallett-L; Rethi-LL; Randolph-R
Minesafe International 2000, Perth, Australia, September 3-8, 2000. Perth, Australia: Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, 2000 Sep; :155-164
The goal of the Pittsburgh Research Laboratory's training research is to explore the relationship between valid instruction and improved worker performance. Studies summarized in this paper include: (a) the development and assessment of training techniques that strengthen miners' ability to act competently in emergencies; (b) investigations of classroom simulations that enhance the perceptual, judgment and decision making skills of workers confronted with mine hazards; and (c) field studies of the linkages between financial investments in occupational skills training and measurable outcomes.. The authors maintain that better ties between training and performance will aid long-term human resource development. The best way to establish this connection is through the use of objective and reliable data.
Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Safety-programs; Safety-measures; Training; Industrial-safety-programs; Industrial-safety; Personal-protection; Protective-measures
Minesafe International 2000, Perth, Australia