26 Jul 2022

Protective clothing for the mining industry

The mining industry is considered a very dangerous sector with one of the most hazardous working environments. According to a non-profit safety council in the US, the mining industry holds the second highest casualty rates. It is therefore crucial that workers wear quality personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe while on the job, with the appropriate cut-resistant fabrics for mining workers. 

Mining industry workers face a lot of on-the-job risks and hazards depending on the specific task they are performing. In the recent report of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 40% of the injuries occur on the body while around 22% occur on the hands. Approximately 74% of these injuries electric shocks, electric burns, electrocutions, while 13% relate to heat (thermal) burns and more than 10% relate to cuts and lacerations.

The mining sector is a key industry in today’s society. The minerals and metals it provides are vital for infrastructure, energy supply, transportation, manufacturing, construction, sewage treatment and even food and water supply, but at a high cost, as mining for these minerals exposes workers to many high-risk tasks, be it working at an open-pit surface or in the underground mines in mostly remote areas.

Kozane® high-performance fabrics

We offer a range of cut, tear, abrasion, puncture and heat-resistant fabrics designed to create high-performance personal protective equipment (PPE) suitable to address the cut and heat hazards in the mining sector.

Kozane® Supreme has achieved the highest possible cut resistance level of ANSI A9 according to the American Standard, and at the same time offers outstanding puncture, tear and abrasion resistance. It is soft and breathable, which makes it suitable for manufacturing cut-resistant garments such as coveralls, arm guards, or chaps.

Kozane® Extreme is stronger than traditional aramid fibres and continues to perform even when wet or exposed to ultraviolet light. It offers a great combination of cut resistance and wearability making it perfect for various garment applications. It is ideal for manufacturing jackets, sweaters, shirts, chaps, aprons or trousers.

Providing the appropriate protection for those working in this dangerous environment is a major responsibility. If you want to know more about  cut-resistant fabrics for mining industry, Kozane® High-Performance Fabrics and how you can use them for various applications to address the needs of the mining sector, please get in touch with our dedicated representative Eve Lamb at +44 (0)7599 546 566 or by email at eve.lamb@granberg.no.

Protective clothing for the mining industry