Mining is without a doubt a dangerous profession. That raises the question what can the mining community do to mitigate the risk to employees in the field. The answer is really a simple one. Safety equipment plays a pivotal role in mitigating the risk of personal injury when you are working in or around a mining operation. In 2010 alone there were 128 fatalities in or around mines in South Africa. While this number has drastically decreased since 2003 when the tally reached a staggering 270 incidents, the number is still much too high.
Most of the accidents that lead to fatalities in the industry could be easily avoided with the use of the proper safety equipment. Hard hats, high visibility, and fall protection equipment will go a long way to lessen the risk to anyone working in or around a mine. A large percentage of the fatalities involve heavy mining equipment. Pedestrian strikes can be devastating when it involves mining equipment. Though it can be said that there is not much that you can do to protect against the damage caused by a strike from heavy machinery, what can be done is employing high visibility clothing to prevent the strike.
Luckily there are many companies that specialize in safety and mining equipment. With experts like those that can be found at Kevcor, the proper safety equipment is well within your reach. No longer is it necessary to be lost when searching for the right clothing and PPE for the job. Kevcor has been leading the pack in the area for over forty years in everything safety and mining related. With a full line of safety equipment you can rest assure that after you stop in you will be geared up with everything you need. Ensuring that you enter the work area as safely as possible.