In addition to traditional mining tools, miners also carry mining PPE on them at all times, including things like:
Air respirator systems. For breathing clean air.Cap lamps. Lights that are attached on top of protective headwear.Detection solutions. For locating miners.Fall protection. An array of safety tools to protect miners from falling. Hearing protection. For working in loud conditions.Miner’s pouch. A miner’s belt that provides lumbar support and carries cap light battery packs, tools, and a self rescuer.Protective communications. Wireless two way communications, plus a two way phone for emergency situations.Protective eyewear. To protect the eyes. Protective headwear. To help protect the head from falling debris, etc.Reflective clothing. A safety measure so miners can easily be seen. Self-rescuers. A personal emergency respiratory protection device against carbon monoxide and other harmful noxious gases.