Training for Safety in Emergencies: Inoculating for Underground Coal Mine Emergencies
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Journal article in Professional Safety (Nov 2011) using Inoculation theory to create mine safety traniing
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Refuge Chamber Expectations Training | CDC/NIOSH

Refuge Chamber Expectations Training | CDC/NIOSH | Training for Safety in Emergencies: Inoculating for Underground Coal Mine Emergencies | Scoop.it

Refuge Chamber Expectations Training

Katherine A Margolis, Kathleen M. Kowalski-Trakofler, & Catherine Y. Kingsley Westerman (CDC - NIOSH, 2009)

 

A multidisciplinary team at NIOSH created Refuge Chamber Expectations Training to inform miners of what to expect psychologically and physically if it became necessary to use a refuge chamber in a mine emergency. Refuge chambers are a new technology that many miners find unfamiliar. Therefore, this training will expose miners to what it might be like psychologically and physically to be inside a refuge chamber over a period of time. Underground miners at all skill levels can use this material. It can integrate into required new miner training courses, annual refresher courses, or any other mine site training.

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Professional Safety Article

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Trainig for Safety in Emergencies: Inoculating for Underground Coal Emergencies

By Catherine Y Kingsley Westerman, Katherine A Margolis and Kathleen M. Kowalski-Trakofler Professional Safety (2011, Volume 56)

 

This article highlights a training program that I started while at NIOSH. My co-author Cat Kingsley Westerman adopted the training to apply Inoculation Theory.

 

Abstract

Inoculation theory is often used to explain how people may resist unwanted persuasion attempts by preparing counterarguments in advance. This theory is relevant in an emergency training context when used to help people react quickly and effectively to emergencies by preparing their responses in advance. The researchers used a NIOSH training module as an example of how the theory may be applied to prepare workers psychologically for emergencies in underground coal mines. The concepts also can be applied in other industries that require emergency safety training.

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