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Document ID (ISN)108371
CIS number 08-774
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-105
Author(s) Vaught C., Mallett L.G.
Title Guidelines for the development of a new miner training curriculum
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Jan. 2008. 25p. 23 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report is intended to help mine safety trainers better prepare to teach new underground coal miners who are entering the industry. The traditional approach is based on the use of a syllabus. Those using a syllabus are more likely to rely on lecturing or direct instruction. This is a good way to get across factual information, but does not provide a context within which miners can fit the discrete facts so that they form an integrated whole set of concepts, principles, and skills. An alternative approach to new miner training is to develop a curriculum, which may be defined as a plan of instruction that details what students are to know, how they are to learn it, what the teacher's role is, and the context in which learning and teaching will take place. A curriculum-based training will be more likely to help miners integrate concepts and skills that give them an overall picture of the complex mining environment and how they fit into the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) USA; safety training in industry; coal mining; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; workers' participation; teaching; public OSH institutions
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Workers' participation
OSH training