Mining

Throughout the last decade other industries such as medicine, military tank and shipboard operations, offshore oil exploration, commercial shipping, and nuclear power, have applied Crew Resource Management to crew training for their teams. First, the work in these industries is such that, in order for key components of the job to be performed, individuals must work together in teams to perform those functions. Second, these industries involve high risk and high stress activities, just as the airline industry does.

Similarly, the mining industry is made up of teams that must work together in a high risk, high stress environment. Because many of the incidents that occur to these teams are caused by human error just like in the airline industry, CRM training has quickly moved outside the flightdeck in an attempt to increase safety in the mining industry.

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