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Investigation of intermittency in the noise exposure pattern of longwall coal miners.
Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and 137th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 1998 Jun; :1523-1524
An analysis of the noise exposure of longwall coal miners was performed to quantify the intermittency aspect of their exposures. The study was based on the use of 58 full shifts of noise exposure data collected at 6 underground mines on 4 different miner occupations. It is concluded that the noise exposure pattern of these miners is complex and highly intermittent.
Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Miners; Mine-workers; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Intermittent-noise
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Hearing Loss; Disease and Injury
Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and 137th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
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