|Document ID (ISN)||110056|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Kowalski-Trakofler K.M., Vaught C., Brnich M.J.
||Expectations training for miners using self-contained self-rescuers in escapes from underground coal mines
||Oct. 2008, Vol.5, No.10, p.671-677. Illus. 19 ref.
||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.
||underground mining; safety training in industry; escape and exit; self-contained breathing apparatus
||literature survey; stress factors; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations