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Underground coal mine map reading training.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-143c, 2009 May; :CD-ROM
Overview: This training includes three components for teaching and testing map reading skills. The first, Map Reading Basics (MRB), covers terminology and concepts needed to read and understand an underground coal mine map. An opportunity to practice using those skills while navigating through a simulated mine is provided in the second part, Mine Navigation Challenge (MNC). These two parts can be used together or separately according to trainee needs. Trainees can get additional practice by going on a scavenger hunt in the simulated mine. Objectives: After completing training, participants will be able to read a mine map to identify and navigate to specified locations in an underground coal mine. Knowledge: Basic terminology and concepts necessary for navigating through a coal mine will be learned. The trainee will be proficient in the following categories: entering a mine, identifying mine systems, recognizing mine passageways, understanding directions, and selecting travel routes. Skills: The trainee will be able to utilize map reading techniques to effectively and safely navigate a coal mine and identify in-mine cues that can be used for mine navigation.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Training; Simulation-methods; Computer-software
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-143c
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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