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Radio 101: operating two-way radios every day and in emergencies.

Kingsley Westerman CY; Brnich MJ Jr.; Kosmoski C
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. 2011-203c, (RI 9686), 2011 Aug; :CD-ROM
This PowerPoint presentation, Radio 101: Every day and Emergency Radio Use is part of a program to train miners in the use of two-way radio communication in the mines. This training tool provides information on "how to use'' tips and "what to say" scripts for every day and emergency use of radios in mines. The training program was created by a multidisciplinary team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to focus on the need for improved communication in the mines and to train miners to effectively use radios as part of a communications system in a mine. This Radio 101 PowerPoint presentation is intended for use in a group training setting or for individual trainees and should be used in conjunction with the Radio 101 Instructor's Guide and the Radio 101 Student Handbook. With new requirements for communications and tracking systems, as mandated by the MINER Act of 2006, new issues may arise with the use of radios both on a daily basis and in emergencies. Also, miners will have more access to handheld radios, so it may be worthwhile to provide all miners with training on how to properly use those radios.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Mine-escapes; Mine-rescue; Miners; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Radio-waves; Emergency-responders; Emergency-response; Teaching; Training; Information-processing; Information-systems
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-203c; RI-9686; B11122011
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: May 11, 2023
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division