Mining Workshop: Hearing Loss Prevention in Mining - 2006
Salt Lake City, UT: September 26, 2006
Hosted by NIOSH and cosponsored by the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the National Mining Association and the United Mine Workers of America.
The following documents are available for downloading:
Overview of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Introduction to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
RJ Matetic, Branch Chief, Hearing Loss Prevention Branch, NIOSH
One Company’s Experience with Prevention: An Overview
Todd Peterson, Kennecott Utah Copper
Principles of Engineering Controls: Directed toward field assessment principles
Noise Control Engineering Basics
David S. Yantek, NIOSH
Cast Urethane - The Durable Noise Solution
Kary Valentine, C.U.E., Inc.
Currently Fabricating and Installing Environmental Cabs on Underground Mining Equipment
John De La Hunt, Smith Power Products Inc.
Noise Control in the Field: What Works and What Doesn't
Efrem R. Reeves, NIOSH
Materials for Noise Control
Robert Prybutok, Polymer Technologies, Inc.
Experiences in the Field
Case Studies of Noise Controls to Reduce Exposures
Leonard Marraccini, MSHA
Stillwater Mine Noise Reduction Strategy
H. Buck Chamberlain, Stillwater Mining Company
The Worker's Role in Noise Control and Prevention
Bob Butero, UMWA Region IV
Noise Control Scenario Guides
Conference participants used the knowledge gained in previous sessions to address several noise exposure scenarios. These scenarios provided participants with the opportunity to apply information on engineering control principles and development: