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Document ID (ISN)110056
CIS number 09-1075
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kowalski-Trakofler K.M., Vaught C., Brnich M.J.
Title Expectations training for miners using self-contained self-rescuers in escapes from underground coal mines
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.5, No.10, p.671-677. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract NIOSH researchers conducted a study to investigate the human response issues related to wearing a self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR). The goal was to develop training to educate miners on what they could expect from their units during an escape. A survey was conducted among miners who had experience wearing SCSRs, equipment manufacturers and researchers. In addition, a literature review was conducted on human response under duress. This article describes the training programme, based on the findings of the survey and on current knowledge concerning normal human response in an emergency.
Descriptors (primary) underground mining; safety training in industry; escape and exit; self-contained breathing apparatus
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; stress factors; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
OSH training