Stories to Live By

A Narrative Approach to Health Behavior Research and Injury Prevention
  • Henry P. Cole


An injury prevention research program supported by funding from the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) resulted in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of approximately 70 narrative-based simulation exercises for mining industry workers in the United States (Catalog of training products, 1993). More than 400,000 copies of the mining exercises have been used in the United States, and additional copies are used in four other countries (Cole, 1993; Cole et al., 1993). Additional funding from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Office of Surface Mining, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and NIOSH produced interactive-narrative exercises for firefighters, mine reclamation inspectors, hazardous-waste workers, health care providers, and farm family adult and youth workers.


Seat Belt Safety Behavior Simulation Exercise Injury Event Strategic Thinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry P. Cole
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  1. 1.Behavioral Research Aspects of Safety and Health (BRASH) Working GroupUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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