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The noise exposures of mobile machine operators in U.S. surface coal mines and noise control techniques.

Authors
Bartholomae-RC; Aljoe-WW
Source
Noise Control: Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1984, and Denver, CO, July 26, 1984. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8986, 1984 Jul; :19-36
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NIOSHTIC No.
10001663
Abstract
The reduction of the noise exposure of operators of mobile surface mine equipment has been a primary objective of the Bureau of Mines. Approximately 25,000 mobile equipment operators in U.S. surface coal mines (45 pet of the operators) are overexposed to noise. These mobile machines include bulldozers, front-end loaders, haulers, shovels, draglines, trucks, scrapers, drills, and motor graders. Bull-dozers and front-end loaders cause about two-thirds of the noise overexposures. The most cost-effective operator noise exposure control was determined to be acoustical cabs.
Keywords
Mining; Mining equipment; Mining industry; Surface mining; Coal mining; Noise; Engineering controls; Control technology
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
IH; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC-8986
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Noise Control: Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1984, and Denver, CO, July 26, 1984
State
PA
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