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Table 3 Personal protective equipment use among miners

From: Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in Ghana

Type of personal protective equipment Frequency Percent (%)
Thermal protective coat (flame retardant coat) 7 1.4
Thermal protective pants (flame retardant coat) 4 0.8
Hand gloves 134 27.1
Helmet 26 5.3
Hood 7 1.4
Eye protection (safety glasses) 21 4.3
Eye protection (face shield) 11 2.2
Work boots (steel toe, heat resistant, chemical resistant) 178 36.0
Reflective vest 6 1.2
Ear protectors (ear muff and ear plug) 10 2.0