BOHSI seeks to help the nation meet its needs for more efficient and productive industry and workforce. BOHSI and other related reports engage such critical areas as organizational and behavioral modeling, identification of critical competencies and gaps, enhancing institutional support and training, as well as workplace and workforce development.
Although recent advances in mining research and practices have improved the safety and health of underground coal miners and extensive rescue strategies are in place, more coordinated planning and training are needed to better prepare miners to escape in the event of a mine emergency.This report recommends essential components for improving miners' ability to "self-escape" using available resources to remove themselves from an underground mine during an emergency. Read more
The report commented on developing a staffing model for the 6,100 workers that maintain the National Airspace System (NAS). The committee evaluated the current staffing models and provided variables that should be included in a model that the Federal Aviation Administration will build to predict the future number of Airway Transportation System Specialists. Read more
The report concludes that there is potential for pilots to become fatigued from commuting, but insufficient evidence to determine the extent to which pilot commuting has been a safety risk. The report then outlines potential next steps, including recommendations for regulatory or administrative actions, or further research by the FAA. Read more