A mining hard hat typically is no different that any other design other that the fact that it has a light attached to it for working in dimly lit areas.
These are outfitted with at 360 degree brim that circles around the entire hardhat. This brim protects the face, ears, neck and shoulders from falling debris, snow, rain sun, and splash without hampering your vision. This extended brim also helps guard against injury due to bumping into solid-stationary objects. Full brim hard hats are used widely as an authorized construction hard hat with many construction firms.