1. Miomir Mikic, Institut za rudarstvo i metalurgiju Bor, Serbia
Application of modern technologies in the mining industry through energy efficiency, higher labour productivity, adopting continuous production methods, operational flexibility, resulted the use of machinery and equipment of high capacity. Parallel to this, the result was a significant increase in the number of noise sources and noise levels in open pit and underground mining. The paper presents noise sources, the impact of noise on labour and suggestions to reduce noise impact in the workplace.