Single Source Page
In 1999, MSHA published new Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure. The rule took effect on September 13, 2000. This page is a single source page for all documents and resources related to this new rule to protect miners from hearing loss. Most of the documents are in PDF format.
This page contains the Noise Control Resource Guide, as well as many more useful tools.
Rules and Regulations
Link to Section 721.560 - Construction Noise Control - "Big Dig Noise Control Law"
Compliance Assistance Materials
A Guide to MSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure Standard
The purpose of this PIB is to provide guidance to operators, miners, miners' representatives, contractors, and equipment manufacturers on technologically and administratively achievable engineering and administrative noise controls.