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Expectations vs. Experience: Training Lessons Based Upon Miners' Difficulties when Using Emergency Breathing Apparatus4/1/2004 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA field test of the NIOSH-developed training product "I Can't Get Enough Air" was conducted to determine if it led to improvements in miner's scores on a true/false test of their SCSR's functional capabilities and proper usage.
Technology News 495 - NIOSH Releases New Educational Video: Recovery of Farmington No. 9 - An Interview with Danny Kuhn3/1/2002 - Technology NewsDuring an interview, Mr Kuhn spent about two hours describing the Farmington disaster, including the workplace climate leading up to the explosion, the events that took place in the 10 days after the explosion, and the nearly 10-year effort to safely an...
2/1/2002 - Conference papersThe ultimate goal of this research is to develop control technologies to reduce worker exposure to respirable silica dust. Dust surveys were conducted in an underground limestone and gold mine to investigate silica dust sources, generation levels, and ...
Hidden Scars is an interview with a veteran hard rock miner who recounts the events surrounding a 1994 rock burst that buried him and his partner, killing his partner and severely injuring him.
8/1/2000 - Conference papersIncludes general information on the hearing loss problem in mining, a review of hearing protection used and noise regulations in mining, and other background materials.
3/1/1999 - Conference papersThis conference paper presents some findings obtained from interviews with coal miners about why supervisors sometimes fail to enforce an important mine safety rule.
10/1/1998 - Conference papersNIOSH researchers assert that the use of a realistic scenario interview will result in frank and detailed responses from face crew members. This approach provides an effective means of acquiring worker perceptions of the types of hazards that exist, the...
10/1/1998 - Conference papersLike many experienced workers, remote control continuous miner operators perform their everyday jobs making choices and decisions that they may not consciously think about. To better understand what potential cues and feedback help to guide the operator...
5/1/1996 - Conference papersThe characteristics of leaders under the duress of an emergency are important in the development of emergency planning, training, and in the management of an actual emergency. The U.S. Bureau of Mines analyzed the leadership behavior in three undergroun...
1/1/1996 - Reports of InvestigationsGround penetrating radar (GPR) has been investigated by NIOSH for its potential to determine roof hazards in underground mines. GPR surveys were conducted at four field sites with accompanying ground truth to evaluate GPR for roof hazard detection.