Presented April 28th, 2022. Research has found that, on average, individuals recognize only 45% of hazards in their work environment. A tool focused on 10 sources of energy (i.e., the “energy wheel”) has recently proven to be useful in improving workers’ ability to recognize hazards in construction (Hallowell, 2020). The EMCIS program at the Colorado School of Mines received a grant from MSHA to evaluate the use of energy-based hazard recognition training in mining. This webinar will provide an overview of this applied training research project and present the energy wheel framework as a tool for improving hazard recognition in mining. Examples of the EMCIS training will be provided, as well as information about how to incorporate the energy wheel framework in existing training programs.
Dr. Guasta is a Research Associate at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). She has 20 years of experience in higher education, research, and safety programs across heavy industries. Her expertise is in organizational behavior, culture, and leadership. Prior to joining CSM, Lori worked for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and in safety consulting. She is well published and has delivered numerous presentations at professional meetings and industry conferences. Dr. Guasta holds a Doctorate in leadership studies from Gonzaga University and a Master’s degree in clinical sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.