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Technology News 548 - bit isolator reduces drilling noise in underground coal mines.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-124, TN 548, 2012 Mar; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20040439
Abstract
Addressing the dominant noise source with engineering noise controls is the best method to protect workers from noise exposure. The bit isolator is an effective and easy-to-use noise control that reduces worker exposure to noise during RBM operation. Laboratory and field testing have shown this control to be practical and effective in protecting workers from noise exposure in underground coal mining.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Mine-workers; Noise; Noise-control; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-shielding; Noise-shields; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Control-methods
Contact
Lynn Alcorn, NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0070.
Publication Date
20120301
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Technology News
Email Address
LAlcorn@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2012-124; TN-548; B03142012
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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