NIOSH releases new EXAMiner training software program

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a beta model of its new software program, designed to assist miners to identify risks in mines. The EXAMiner software program is a schooling software that allows each new and skilled miners to practice identifying hazards.

“EXAMiner serves as a standalone schooling tool to help mineworkers realize the protection and fitness hazards at process websites and discover approaches to mitigate those risks,” said NIOSH accomplice director for mining, Jessica Kogel. “Miners and trainers could make this device paintings inside the manner that’s best for every scenario.”

It has been designed particularly for use by using running shoes, to shape part of their Part forty-six annual refresher schooling programmes, quarterly training meetings, or pre-shift toolbox talks.

The software tests miners’ examination competencies via developing an interactive environment the use of extra than 30 preloaded pix of scenes. These display four unique places at a stone surface mine, the pit, at the plant, in the shop, and alongside mine roadways. The software additionally gives mining running shoes the ability to upload their very own panoramic photographs, permitting them to tailor the revel in.

NIOSH has spent numerous years researching how mineworkers visually search for risks the use of images from stone, sand, and gravel mines. Their findings had been included inside the design of the EXAMiner software program.

The platform might be specifically useful because of will increase in law proposed by way of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which might require a place of work danger examinations to be carried out more extensively.