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A MODEL HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR COAL MINERS - FY06

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

Objective

  • Design a model hearing conservation program for coal miners that includes both traditional and novel approaches toward hearing loss prevention.
Hearing loss prevention mobile trailer

Applicable Standards

  • 30 CFR 62
  • NIOSH 1998 noise criteria document
  • ANSI S12.13

Key Partners

  • Penn State University
  • Noise Partnership

Stakeholders

  • UMWA
  • MSHA
  • NMA
  • BCOA

Project Scope

  • Five year field study that included:
    • Exposure tracking
    • Continuing hearing tests to identify new hearing loss
    • Development and testing of training programs
    • Hearing protector training and fit testing
    • Recordkeeping systems
    • Evaluation of the program

Milestones

  • None

Outputs

  • Final report documenting effective program components
    • Training video and presentation files
    • Database system for hearing conservation program paperwork management
    • NIOSH noise workshop presentations

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)