Mining Workshop: Hearing Loss Prevention in Mining - 2006

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Salt Lake City, UT: September 26, 2006

Hosted by NIOSH and cosponsored by the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the National Mining Association and the United Mine Workers of America.

The following documents are available for downloading:

Overview of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Introduction to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
RJ Matetic, Branch Chief, Hearing Loss Prevention Branch, NIOSH

One Company’s Experience with Prevention: An Overview
Todd Peterson, Kennecott Utah Copper

Principles of Engineering Controls: Directed toward field assessment principles

Noise Control Engineering Basics
David S. Yantek, NIOSH

Cast Urethane - The Durable Noise Solution
Kary Valentine, C.U.E., Inc.

Currently Fabricating and Installing Environmental Cabs on Underground Mining Equipment
John De La Hunt, Smith Power Products Inc.

Noise Control in the Field: What Works and What Doesn't
Efrem R. Reeves, NIOSH

Materials for Noise Control
Robert Prybutok, Polymer Technologies, Inc.

Experiences in the Field

Case Studies of Noise Controls to Reduce Exposures
Leonard Marraccini, MSHA

Stillwater Mine Noise Reduction Strategy
H. Buck Chamberlain, Stillwater Mining Company

The Worker's Role in Noise Control and Prevention
Bob Butero, UMWA Region IV

Noise Control Scenario Guides

Conference participants used the knowledge gained in previous sessions to address several noise exposure scenarios. These scenarios provided participants with the opportunity to apply information on engineering control principles and development:

Noise Control Scenario Guides 1 to 4 - Haul Truck, Front-end Loader, Hydraulic Pump, Roof Bolter

Noise Control Scenario Guide 5 - Engineering Control Development

Noise Control Scenario Guide 6 - Coal Processing Plant

Noise Control Scenario Guide 7 - Surface Air Track Drill


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