Signature Accomplishments: Injury Prevention
The interactive training program “3-D Hazard Recognition Training: A New Approach to Preventing Injuries Associated with Construction, Maintenance and Repair Activities” (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/products/view-masterreeltrainingexercises.htm) was developed in cooperation with aggregates mining companies and Pennsylvania State University, authenticated by mine safety experts, extensively field-tested with miners, and distributed through the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Training led to an increase in miners’ knowledge, compared to those who did not take the training. Major aggregate producers, including Vulcan Materials and Hansen Aggregates, have incorporated the training into their Part 46 training classes. The program has been used at more than 1,500 mining operations throughout the United States, and more than 5,000 copies have been requested. It is being used to train workers not only in the mining industry, but also in construction, gas, and oil extraction. It has been translated into Spanish by the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights and has also been requested internationally.