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3M Mining and Metallurgy Solutions in Coal Mines

Coal is a combustible, sedimentary, organic rock, which is composed mainly of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The USA is the second largest producer of coal in the world. The coal industry takes the issue of safety very seriously; there are risks associated with all forms of coal mining, not least because of the heavy machinery used in coal excavation. Mining explosions are a particularly prevalent safety risk in underground mining. Modern coal mines have rigorous safety procedures, health and safety standards and worker education and training, which have led to significant improvements in safety levels.

3M Mining and Metallurgy Solutions is a global leader in mining worker safety. Working with coal mining companies, 3M Mining helps keep miners safe, with protective equipment, communications systems and visibility solutions.

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3M™ Airstream™ PAPR

3M™ Airstream™ PAPR

3M™ Airstream™ Mining Headgear-Mounted PAPR System Intrinsically Safe is lightweight and comfortable. No breathing tubes or hoses are required. Positive pressure helps keep out particles, and keep the faceshield "fog-free".

3M™ Temflex™ Electrical Tap

3M™ Temflex™ Electrical Tap

3M™ Temflex™ Mining Grade Vinyl Electrical Tape 1700P insulates and repairs mining cable jacketing, printed for use in MSHA-approved splicing kits.

3M™ Quest™ Noise Dosimeter

3M™ Quest™ Noise Dosimeter

The Edge eg5 model is a cable-free personal noise dosimeter that provides lightweight, intrinsically safe noise monitoring.

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3M™ Noise Indicator NI-100

3M™ Noise Indicator
NI-100

The NI-100 noise indicator alerts you when noises in an area reach potentially hazardous levels. The noise indicator’s small size and lightweight design make it ideal for workers in a variety of industries. With a rechargeable battery that operates for up to 200 hours between charges, it’s an economical investment in your hearing conservation program.