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NIOSH Mining Web Based Training

Ergonomics and Risk Factor Awareness

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Using this Training

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Site Navigation
PDF Files
Verified Browser Compatibility
Playing Movies

Screen Resolution

The site is best viewed at screen resolutions of 1024x768 or better.

The minimum screen resolution to effectively view the site is 800x600. At this resolution, you can improve readability by running your browser in Full Screen Mode (use the View/Full Screen menu option on your web browser or press F11.)

Text Size - If you use a screen resolution greater than 1024x768, you may want to increase the text size to improve viewing. The list below describes the menu options used to change text size in several web browsers.

Internet Explorer 6+ View > Text Size
Firefox 1+ (Mozilla) View > Text Size > Increase Ctrl++ / Decrease Ctrl+-
Netscape 7+ View > Text Zoom

Site Navigation

Contents Menu - Every page on this site has a Contents menu like the one that appears under the title of this page. Click the Contents button, or press the F12 key, for a drop down menu that provides access to every major page of the site.

When you access the Contents menu by pressing the F12 key, you can move around the menu options with the arrow keys, select a menu option by pressing Enter, or exit the menu by pressing the F12 key again.

To the right of the Contents menu are the ordered Navigation Links, which provide access to the Previous and Next pages of the training. In some cases the Navigation Link will take you up a level to a prevoius page.

Contents menu example
Example of the dropdown Contents menu and ordered Navigation Links.

Direct Page Access Using Keyboard Shortcuts - The Up, Next and Previous pages in the Navigation Links can be accessed directly from the keyboard. Under Windows, press ALT + Access Key. On Macs, press Control + Access Key (note - in Internet Explorer, you must press Enter after the access key combination):

PageAccess Key

In addition, the following pages can be accessed directly from the keyboard:

PageAccess Key
Exercise Index1
Using This Training (this page)2

PDF Files

This site uses Adobe Acrobat PDF files for certain documents. You can download the free Adobe Reader from Adobe Systems at Get Adobe Reader

The entire training exercise is available as a PDF document formatted for printing. The link to the PDF file is in the upper right hand corner of each page.

Verified Browser Compatibility

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Netscape 8

Playing Movies

The Macromedia Flash Player is used for the videos and some of the illustrations. If you need the player and are connected to the Internet, you can download it by clicking this link -

Movie control helpThe illustration on the right shows the video controls:

  • Play/Pause - start and stop the video
  • Back/Forward - Advance the video backwards or forwards a frame at a time
  • Volume - Displays the Volume Slider
  • Volume Slider - Drag the button to set the volume for videos with sound
  • Position Slider - Drag the button to move forward or back through the video

You can use the video below to practice using the contols.

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