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The University of Arizona created the Western Mining Safety and Health Training Resource Center under the NIOSH Western Training Grant collaborating with the Departments of Mining and Geological Engineering, College of Engineering; Teaching, Learning and SocioCultural Studies, College of Education; and the Division of Community, Environment and Policy in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
The Training Resource Center connects the mining community with mining-relevant information, resources, and methods that increases the capacity and efficacy of safety training for western states miners.
Harry's Hard Choices Interactive is an upcoming video game for mine emergency preparedeness. Based on a pen-and-paper exercise by C. Vaught, E.E. Hall, and K.A. Klein, the story involves a rapidly spreading fire at an underground coal mine facility. You play the role of section foreman Harry as he attempts to lead his crew to safety through deteriorating conditions. The original NIOSH publication may be found at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/works/coversheet1838.html.
Harry's Hard Choices Interactive is being developed by the Dept. of Mining & Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona, as a component of our Mine Safety & Health Training Resource Center.
The Training Resource Center offers (1) a full range of MSHA safety courses on a regular schedule; (2) courses on adult and English language learner education for trainers and supervisor leadership offered live and online; (3) industrial hygiene and occupational health modules, materials, and consulting; and (4) interactive fatalgrams for use in safety training.