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Noise assessment of stone/aggregate mines: six case studies.

Authors
Bauer-ER; Babich-DR
Source
Min Eng 2007 Aug; 59(8):55-63
NIOSHTIC No.
20032445
Abstract
The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is conducting a cross-sectional survey of equipment sound levels and worker noise exposures in the stone/aggregate mining industry. Six stone/aggregate mines (three surface and three underground) were recently surveyed, and the findings are presented here. The surveys consisted of sound-level measurements conducted around various equipment and machinery (including stone processing and crushing equipment) and full-shift dose measurements to determine worker noise exposures. The findings identify the equipment and machinery that are likely to cause worker overexposures and identify the workers found to be experiencing overexposures. In addition, the benefit of cabs in reducing mobile equipment operator noise exposure is discussed.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Stone-mines; Noise-exposure; Mining-equipment; Mineral-processing; Stone-processing; Noise-control; Noise-levels; Noise-sources
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20070801
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
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