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Mine Rescue Manual: A Comprehensive Guide for Mine Rescue Team Members


The Mine Rescue Manual is the most comprehensive and up-to-date training manual for mine rescue teams availiable today. 


This Mine Rescue Manual originated as a project of the Energy, Mining and Construction Industry Safety Program (formerly the MSHP) at the Colorado School of Mines. It is partially based on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) Instruction Guide 3027, Mine Rescue Team Training: Metal and Nonmetal Mines.

The content was originally created as a training aid for a Technical
Rescue Engineer Company of the U.S. Army, as a functional replacement
for MSHA’s Mine Rescue Instruction Guide (IG) series
for metal and nonmetal mines. With the initial success of the
material for training the military unit, we continued development
and writing of the manual to become an enhanced and updated
version of MSHA’s training materials for mine rescue teams. The
curriculum was tested on members of the Colorado School of
Mines Student Mine Rescue Team who helped us refine the content
and applicability of the material to underground emergency
response. The manual has been supplemented with industry best
practices, field experience, and the most up-to-date supplemental
references for specific subject matters. The authors approached
SME with the completed material, and SME was enthusiastic
about publishing a text on this subject.


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