ERIC Number: ED204593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Mine Hoist Operator Training System. Phase I Report.
Loustaunau, Paul; Rosenblatt, Richard
This report describes the procedures and discusses the results of work performed by the Human Resources Research Organization during phase 1 of a U.S. Bureau of Mines project to provide a validated training system for operators of mine hoisting equipment. The objective of phase 1 was to develop the specifications for a training system that will provide mine hoist operators with the skills and knowledge they require to carry out the responsibilities of their job safely and effectively. The training system itself will be developed and validated during phase 2 of the contract. During phase 1, the following seven tasks were completed: (1) a project plan was developed and approved; (2) visits were conducted to 11 mine sites and a hoist manufacturer; and it was determined that little formal instructional materials were available; (3) a job/task analysis of the duties of a mine hoist operator was conducted; (4) knowledge and skills training objectives were developed from the job task analysis; (5) instructional strategies were selected for accomplishing the training objectives; (6) trade-off studies were conducted to determine which strategies showed the most promise; and (7) this phase 1 report was prepared describing the procedures followed in conducting the project and the rationale for the recommendations contained in it. The project operators believe that by establishing a formal training system, the overall training of mine hoist operators may be accomplished in less time while ensuring that all training requirements are met. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Mines (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.