30 CFR § 77.1710
Protective clothing; requirements.
Each employee working in a surface coal mine or in the surface work areas of
an underground coal mine shall be required to wear protective clothing and
devices as indicated below:
(a) Protective clothing or equipment and face-shields or goggles
shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal or when
other hazards to the eyes exist.
(b) Suitable protective clothing to cover the entire body when
handling corrosive or toxic substances or other materials which might cause
injury to the skin.
(c) Protective gloves when handling materials or performing work
which might cause injury to the hands; however, gloves shall not be worn
where they would create a greater hazard by becoming entangled in the moving
parts of equipment.
(d) A suitable hard hat or hard cap when in or around a mine or plant
where falling objects may create a hazard. If a hard hat or hard cap is
painted, nonmetallic based paint shall be used.
(e) Suitable protective footwear.
(f) Snug-fitting clothing when working around moving machinery or
(g) Safety belts and lines where there is danger of falling; a second
person shall tend the lifeline when bins, tanks, or other dangerous areas are
(h) Lifejackets or belts where there is danger from falling into
(i) Seatbelts in a vehicle where there is a danger of overturning and
where roll protection is provided.
( § 101(a), Federal Coal Mine Health and
Safety Act of 1969, as amended (83 Stat. 745; 30 U.S.C. 811(a))
[36 FR 9382, May 22, 1971, as amended at 36 FR 13143, July 15, 1971; 39 FR
7176, Feb. 25, 1974]