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Partial cab video and information suite.
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. 2007-147c, 2007 Aug; :CD-ROM
A drilling worksite has many health and safety hazards. Drillers can see tripping hazards and dust, but may not realize that the noise around a drill rig can cause hearing loss. Over the course of a career, exposure to sound levels above 90 dB can cause noise-induced hearing loss. The sound levels while hammer drilling can reach 110 dB. At this sound level, a driller would be overexposed to noise in 30 minutes according to OSHA and MSHA regulations. To reduce drillers' exposure to noise, NIOSH has developed a Partial Cab for surface drill rigs without cabs. NIOSH research shows that the Partial Cab can reduce sound levels at the control panel by as much as 9 dB. This CD includes: 1. Video - see the partial cab prototype in action; 2. Presentation - design and construction of partial cab; 3. Presentation - sound, noise, and hearing loss information.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Noise-exposure; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-control; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Control-technology; Engineering-controls; Sound-attenuation
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-147c
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division