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INVESTIGATION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR HEARING LOSS PREVENTION - FY06

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Objective

  • Evaluate practical technological advances in hearing protective devices for use in different mining environments.
Man demonstrating use of ear muffs

Applicable Standards

  • 30 CFR 62
  • ANSI S3.2
  • ANSI S3.6
  • ANSI S3.19
  • ANSI S3.21
  • ANSI S12.6

Key Partners

  • Noise Partnership
  • doseBusters USA

Stakeholders

  • UMWA
  • MSHA
  • NMA
  • BCOA

Project Scope

  • Developed a laboratory for hearing protector evaluation
  • Performed evaluations of new dose and protection system

Milestones

  • None

Outputs

  • Refereed journal articles on doseBuster ESP microphone placement evaluation
  • Reports to partners and stakeholders used to evaluate possible changes in standards and regulations

Outcomes

  • None
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)