Evaluation of Noise Measurements Performed in Mining Sites for Environmental Aspects

Document Type: Original Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mining Engineering, Selcuk University, 42079 Konya, Turkey

2 Department of Mining Engineering, Dumlupinar University, 43100 Kutahya, Turkey

Abstract

In this study, results of noise level measurements performed in 4 different mining sites are
given. Noise level measurements performed in opencast mining site of Konya Ilgin Lignite Corporation (ILC), in Konya Eyak Mining quarry site and in Aydin Cine Feldspar ore dressing facility have been evaluated
together with worker surveys. The noise level measurements performed in Manisa Soma Uyar Mining coal
preparation facility have been evaluated in terms of machine-work performance. Thence, it has been pointed
out that the increase in noise was due to machine faults. When the measurement results were considered, it is mandatory for the workers to use protective equipment. Workers working under high noise level would be
affected physically, physiologically and psychologically. To prevent these harms, they should be encouraged
to use earmuffs and plugs.

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