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Case study using task-based, noise-exposure assessment methods to evaluate miner noise hazards.

Authors
Seal-AB; Bise-CJ
Source
Min Eng 2002 Nov; 54(11):44-48
NIOSHTIC No.
20034250
Abstract
Excessive noise has long been a hazard in the coal-mining industry. Studies conducted during the mid-1970s and mid-1990s consistently show that hearing loss within the mining industry persists, in spite of regulatory requirements and sampling technology advances. When the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's new health standards to protect miners from hearing loss took effect in September 2000, the potential developed to reevaluate sampling approaches with regard to noise-source hazards, such as task-based methods. This paper describes results from a Pennsylvania State University research project now being conducted at an underground coal mine. Each occupation was reviewed, and a list of tasks or processes performed by each was generated. Traditional personal noise dosimetry, static sound pressure levels and equipment sound mappings have been performed. Job tasks indicating the greatest levels of daily noise exposure and contributions to noise dose have been identified and will be discussed.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Noise-exposure; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Underground-mining; Underground-miners
Contact
Pennsylvania State University, Mining Engineering Program, University Park, PA 16802 USA
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20021101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
894997
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-315855
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0026-5187
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Hearing Loss
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
Performing Organization
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
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