Title

Operations-Based Training Strategy for Longwall Mining

Abstract

A system that can be used to pinpoint the specific training needs of operations and assist in the design and upgrading of focused training approaches can benefit longwall mining. It can be directed at systematically correcting performance discrepancies at an individual, crew, or mine level, and also to challenge workers and management toward attaining improved performances. The Bureau of Mines, through contract with the Mining Extension Service of West Virginia University, has developed such a system, the training in operations program (TOP), that combines these features and ties longwall training directly to operational performance requirements. The TOP provides a practical five-step system for managers to implement a focused training program that coincides with longwall productivity and efficiency goals. The system permits management to plan, organize, and schedule task training, cross training, and specialized longwall skills training of regular crews and backup personnel.

Meeting Name

Mine Safety Education and Training Seminar

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1988 Bureau of Mines, All rights reserved.

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