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Mining Publication: Partial Cab Video and Information Suite

Original creation date: August 2007

Image of DVD Partial Cab cover - Partial Cab Video and Information Suite

A drilling worksite has many health and safety hazards.  Drillers can see tripping hazards and dust, but may not realize that the noise around a drill rig can cause hearing loss.  Over the course of a career, exposure to sound levels above 90 dB can cause noise-induced hearing loss. The sound levels while hammer drilling can reach 110 dB.  At this sound level, a driller would be overexposed to nice in 30 minutes according to OSHA and MSHA regulations. To reduce drillers’ exposure to noise, NIOSH has developed a partial cab for surface drill rigs without cabs.  NIOSH research shows the partial cab can reduce sounds levels at the control panel by as much as 9 dB. This video is part of a suite of information on building the partial cab from ordinary materials in a standard shop. Full instructions are available from the link below.

This suite is a downloadable ZIP file containing multimedia presentations and documents.

Instructions for Viewing the  Information Suite:

  • Download and extract the ZIP file below to a folder on your hard disk.
  • Select and run the pptview.exe application in that folder.
  • From the file list, select and open Partial_Cab_main_menu.ppt.
  • Refer to the readme.doc file in that folder for more details.

Authors: NIOSH

NIOSH/USBM Numbered Publication - August 2007

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20032429

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-147c, 2007 Oct; :equipment