HEARING LOSS PREVENTION: HEARING PROTECTION AND AUDIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS FY06
To develop recommendations and strategies for mine operators and mineworkers that will improve the audibility of spoken communication and hazard/warning signals in the mining environment while preventing additional cases of noise-induced hearing loss.
30 CFR 62
Hearing protector manufacturers (Howard Leight, Peltor, etc.)
Series of laboratory experiments to identify audibility issues in different mining environments.
Experimentation with different hearing protector technologies (active protection, innovative earplug and earmuff designs, etc.) to determine their effect on audibility.
Analysis to determine interrelation between environments, sound types, and hearing protector types.
Published knowledgebase of effects of different hearing protector technologies in different environments
Web-based interactively searchable interface
Published results of audibility analysis and strategies for improving audibility
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007
(archived document) Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)