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Document ID (ISN)111618
CIS number 11-0258
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-535-2
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches - Rapport R-682
Author(s) Marcotte P., Ouellette S., Boutin J., LeBlanc G.
Title Evaluation of the vibration and noise from mining equipment
Original title Evaluation des vibrations et du bruit des équipements miniers [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. ix, 183p. Illus. 22 ref.
Internet access R-682.pdf [in French]
Abstract Underground mines in Quebec employ more than 5,000 workers, with many occupationally exposed noise and vibration. Claims for health problems related to overexposure to hand-arm vibration have increased considerably in recent years. Furthermore, 458 miners were compensated for occupational deafness from 1998 to 2003. The objective of this study was to identify the various sources of vibration and sound that can have a harmful effect on miners' health, to measure their amplitude and to define the actions to be taken to minimize worker exposure to noise and vibration, including technical solutions. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; mining machines; underground mining; occupation disease relation; noise and vibration measurement; health hazards; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; hand-arm vibration; whole-body vibration; drivers seats; hearing loss; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Mining and quarrying