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Subchapter 17. Mine Safety Orders
Article 7. Drinking Water, Change Rooms, and Sanitation

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§6980. Personal Protection.

GENERAL

(a) Employees shall be safeguarded with personal protective equipment as required by the General Industry Safety Orders.

(b) (15-2) All persons shall wear suitable hard hats when in or around a mine or plant where falling objects may create a hazard.

(c) (15-2) Every person underground shall be safeguarded by an approved safety hat or safety cap.

(d) (15-3) All persons shall wear suitable protective footwear when in or around an area of a mine or plant where a hazard exists which could cause an injury to the feet.

(e) (15-3) Every employee underground shall be safeguarded by safety boots or safety shoes.

(f) (15-4) All persons shall wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields, or other suitable protective devices when in or around an area of a mine or plant where a hazard exists which could cause injury to unprotected eyes.

(g) (14-14) Face shields or goggles, in good condition, shall be worn when operating a grinding wheel.

(h) (15-7) Protective clothing or equipment and face shields or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.

(i) (15-20) Life jackets or belts shall be worn where there is danger from falling into water.

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