Quarry & Mining
Safety Supplies and Personal Protection Equipment for Mining Workers
Digging the earth’s natural resources and stones have been going on for centuries. Luckily, Y-pers has served the stoning and mining industries for 100 years. Most companies would recommend only one type of glove, but we understand that different mining operations require different types of safety products.
Mining is often done in confined spaces where the job would require shoveling, lifting and sometimes climbing. In these circumstances it is vital to have gloves that protect your hands against abrasion. Gloves that have high abrasion scores like the Ninja Breathable Nitrile Foam (SGSSN96790) provide great protection as well as grip due the finger and palm coating. If having cut protection is important, these same gloves (SGSSN9878BNF) are manufactured on a Kevlar shell to provide Cut Level A3 protection. If the mining shaft is very tight, we would recommend having back of hand protection (SGMC502) to prevent the back of your hands from hitting any walls, tools or machines.
When utilizing a jackhammer to chip rock and stone it is important to keep your eyes protected. Chipped rocks are flying hazards that cannot be controlled. Although safety glasses provide some level of protection, we would suggest wearing closed cell glasses (RP310PF). This ensures no dust or small particles will get within your eyes.
Although not all the times, quarry’s can be very loud especially when dealing with explosives and blasting aggregate materials. When it comes to hearing, you need something comfortable and that why we suggest Meteor Earplugs (STM6970.) Not only are these comfortable, but they are tested to NRR 33db.
Throughout any process, employees should be wearing dust masks and coveralls. Although the air might not feel heavy, dust clouds are constantly being created and helping mitigate what one breathes is essential. We have a wide variety of dust masks available and can point you in the right directions. Keyguard Coveralls (SCVL-KG-HE) provide industrial strength and will not tear when snagged on something sharp.