The Toolbox Training: Mine Safety book features 33 scenarios in general mine safety topics. A team from the Emergency Preparedness and Worker Safety Training Program at the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University researched 33 actual fatal mining accidents in the United States over the last decade and designed safety training around the common causes of those accidents. The scenarios are organized so that trainers or supervisors at a mine can deliver them in short, roughly 15-minute increments, giving trainers the freedom to have safety discussions at the mine while on the way underground to begin a shift, for example.
The scenarios are grouped into 11 mine safety topics:
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Each topic features three real life scenarios, questions designed to get miners discussing similar safety scenarios at their mine or prep plant, a wealth of safety best practices around each topic, and illustrations highlighting many of those best practices. Each topic is covered on the front and back of a page to allow for ease of use for both trainers and miners.
Toolbox Training: Mine Safety received first place in the printed materials category of the 2012 Mine Health and Safety Training Materials Competition sponsored by the Mine Safety and Health Administration held in conjunction with its TRAM/National Mine Instructors Seminar.