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Training for Safety in Emergencies - Inoculating for Underground Coal Mine Emergencies

Summary: Inoculation theory is often used to explain how people may resist unwanted persuasion attempts by preparing counterarguments in advance. This theory is relevant in an emergency training context when used to help people react quickly and effectively to emergencies by preparing their responses in advance. The researchers used a NIOSH training module as an example of how the theory may be applied to prepare workers psychologically for emergencies in underground coal mines. The concepts also can be applied in other industries that require emergency safety training.


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