|Document ID (ISN)||111220|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-102
||CAP the noise to save your hearing!
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, 2011. PDF document. 2p. Illus.
||DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-102.pdf [in English]
||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).
||USA; noise; hearing loss; hearing protection; mining industry
||maintenance; sound attenuation; earplugs; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; data sheet
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying