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Name: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure; Final Rule (30 CFR Parts 56, 57, 62, 70, 71).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Mining and quarrying workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1999-09-13
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1999-09-13, Vol. 64, No. 176, pp. 49548-49634
ISN: USA-1999-R-54887
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1999-09-13, Vol. 64, No. 176, pp. 49548-49634
Abstract/Citation: Replaces the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MHSA) existing standards for occupational noise exposure in coal mines and metal and nonmetal mines. Establishes uniform requirements to protect miners from occupational noise-induced hearing loss. The rule is derived in part from existing MSHA noise standards, and from the Department of Labor's existing occupational noise exposure standard for general industry promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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