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Document ID (ISN)107782
CIS number 08-435
ISSN - Serial title 0788-4877 - African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Phillips J.I., Nelson G., Ross M.H.
Title Preventing adverse effects of noise and vibration in the South African mining industry
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.16, No.2, p.33-35. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access http://www.ttl.fi/NR/rdonlyres/DBA20FBC-A6B8-437A-A31F-DE5D68473E99/0/africanews22006.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article describes the objectives of a South African national programme aimed at building awareness of the effects of noise and vibration in the mining industry. It will involve a review of existing knowledge, acquiring new knowledge and developing best practices in the following fields: hearing conservation; tools for rapid diagnostic screening of the hand-arm vibration syndrome; noise testing of rock drills; anti-vibration gloves; whole-body vibration; noise and vibration control.
Descriptors (primary) noise and vibration control; South Africa; mining industry; vibration; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; hand-arm vibration; whole-body vibration; musculoskeletal diseases; drilling machines; equipment testing; hearing loss; vibration protective gloves; safe working methods; research; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Mining and quarrying
Vibration