ERIC Number: ED204642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Undeground Coal Mine Supervisory and Management Training. Phase I Report.
Loustaunau, Paul; And Others
A project was conducted to develop a safety-oriented supervisory and management training program for the underground coal mining industry. The first phase of the project involved research to determine relevant training materials that are available and in use, assessment of supervisory and management training needs, and development of objectives for a training program to fulfill those needs. Fifteen organizations (10 mining company training departments, 3 educational and research institutions, 1 media development company, and 1 governmental agency) supplied input for the identification and review of existing training programs. After an analysis of the results of a project-developed training needs assessment, a set of 13 training objectives for upper and middle managers and 19 training objectives for the first line supervisors were developed. Project research revealed that while most mine supervisors and managers are reasonably well trained in the technical aspects of mine questions and safety, they need training in supervision and interpersonal relations. Furthermore, to gain acceptance in the mining industry, manager and supervisor training programs must be inexpensive, relevant, capable of being focused on local problems, and capable of being administered in two-hour blocks by company personnel. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Interviews, Job Skills, Job Training, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Safety, Safety Education, State of the Art Reviews, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Mines (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.