Longwall mine noise and recommendations to reduce worker noise exposure.
NOISE-CON 96: Proceedings of the 1996 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Bellevue, Washington, September 29 - October, 2, 1996. Chalupnik JD, Marshall, SE, Klein, RC, eds., Ames, IA: Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA, 1996 Sep; :949-954
Longwall face workers noise exposures can be reduced through engineering noise controls and in the case of the headgate operator, with administrative and/or engineering controls. Most of the engineering controls are not "quick fixes" and would require the cooperation of equipment suppliers/manufacturers. On the other hand, as noted above, the ready availability of a comfortable, quiet place could easily solve the noise exposure problems associated with the headgate operator. But, the authors consider this will not happen unless there is a comfortable "quiet" place for the headgate operator to retreat to that would be close to or especially designed and located on the equipment.
Noise-control; Mining-industry; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Noise-exposure; Longwall-mining; Underground-mining; Mining-equipment; Noise-sources
Chalupnik-JD; Marshall-SE; Klein-RC
NOISE-CON 96: Proceedings of the 1996 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Bellevue, Washington, September 29 - October, 2, 1996