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Technology News 548 - bit isolator reduces drilling noise in underground coal mines.
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
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.
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
Lynn Alcorn, NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0070
Numbered Publication; Technology News
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-124; TN-548; B03142012
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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