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Document ID (ISN)111220
CIS number 10-0862
Year 2011
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-102
Title CAP the noise to save your hearing!
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, 2011. PDF document. 2p. Illus.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-102.pdf [in English]
Abstract Today, more than 150,000 miners in the United States have some hearing loss. By the age of 60, more than 75% of coal miners have a hearing impairment from exposure to noise. Once hearing is lost due to noise, it is permanent and cannot be reversed. Because there is no pain or visible damage, the hearing loss may not be noticed right away. Aimed at miners, this leaflet explains what they can do when exposed to hazardous noise; CAP (control, avoid and protect).
Descriptors (primary) USA; noise; hearing loss; hearing protection; mining industry
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; sound attenuation; earplugs; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying