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Noise exposure in longwall mining and engineering controls research.

Authors
Bauer-ER; Podobinski-DJ; Reeves-ER; Vipperman-JS
Source
Proceedings of Longwall USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 13-15, 2001. Overland Park, KS: Intertec Publishing Corp., 2001 Jun; :51-69
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20021263
Abstract
Prolonged exposure to noise can cause permanent damage to the auditory nerve and/or its sensory components, known as noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). It is the most common occupational disease in the United States today. The Pittsburgh Research Laboratory (PRL) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is addressing NIHL in the mining industry through several research efforts. This paper presents a general review of NIHL, the status of NIHL in mining, the results of the longwall noise surveys, and a review of the longwall engineering controls research efforts.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Hearing; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Noise; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-control; Noise-exposure; Longwall-mining
Publication Date
20010601
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Proceedings of Longwall USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 13-15, 2001
State
PA; KS
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