Miners Personal Noise Exposure in Metal and Non-Metal Mines in Macedonia

Mirakovski, Dejan and Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Doneva, Nikolinka and Kepeski, Andrej (2017) Miners Personal Noise Exposure in Metal and Non-Metal Mines in Macedonia. In: 6th International Symposium Mining and environmental protection, 21-24 June 2017, Vrdnik, Serbia.

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Abstract

Miners in all types of mining (surface and underground) are usually exposed to high noise levels, resulting mostly from heavy and noisy machinery, while in underground mines limited and closed space further increases the problem of exposure to high noise levels. Excessive exposure to high noise levels poses a serious danger to the miners` health which can lead to poor verbal communication and reduce their ability to recognize warning signals. Excessive noise is also a global occupational health hazard with considerable social and physiological impacts, including noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Numerous researches and studies conducted, worldwide, indicate that exposure to high noise levels at mining workers poses a serious risks factor for hearing loss. This paper presents measured noise profiles of main sources in some mines and quarries in Macedonia, as well as personal noise exposure of workers involved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 11:48
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 11:48
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19203

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