There were a total of 123,990 hand injuries in 2018. Many times these hand injuries occur because workers were wearing the incorrect glove for the application. And, the consequences when workers are not wearing appropriate hand protection can be severe for companies and individuals. OSHA estimates that the cost of a single laceration is $41,397 and a puncture of $53,598. Choosing the right gloves, and wearing them, can cut that cost and all the grief that comes from a significant injury.
A worker wearing the featherweight cut-resistant 9828PU glove. Who says you can't be comfortable and work at the same time?
Workers encounter all kinds of workplace hazards, which means they require a wide selection of PPE. In our next section, we highlight the wide variety of hand protection MCR Safety offers. We also cover below some of the many reasons people love wearing MCR Safety products.
The Best Work Gloves
MCR Safety has been making and supplying PPE since 1976. With over four centuries of PPE experience, we've acquired extensive knowledge around hand protection. We are known for carrying the most extensive selection of gloves in the market today. Instead of only offering leather work gloves or disposable gloves, we offer over 1,000 different gloves across multiple categories.
Here is a link to each of our core glove product categories:
Cotton Work Gloves
Cotton gloves are still used by many due to the heat protection offered. Check out our blog on cotton gloves.
- Cut-Resistant Work Gloves
Do you need to know more about cut-resistant work gloves? You'll want to check out our dedicated cut-resistant page. It outlines everything you need to know, including a quick navigation bar to specific cut scores.
- Disposable Gloves
From fish-scale gripping power to hi-vis green disposable gloves, we've got a wide selection. Check out our blog on disposable gloves.
- Heat-Resistant Work Gloves
Were you aware MCR Safety has a dedicated testing lab at our corporate facility? We take heat-resistance seriously and want users wearing only the best product possible. Check out our blog on heat-resistance.
- Impact Work Gloves
We were one of the first glove companies to introduce TRP back-of-hand protection in 2008. Now, we're making ANSI Impact Level 2 gloves. We highlight everything you need to know on our impact protection page.
- Leather Work Gloves
We began making leather gloves back in the 1970s. Now, we're one of the world's largest leather glove makers. We highlight the ABC's of leather work gloves here.
- Mechanics Gloves
Would you like to know our top 5 styles? Check out our Mechanics Gloves blog. We recommend our tactical gloves blog too.
- Ninja® Work Gloves
Our Ninja® premium general-purpose gloves are made with the best features, materials, and polymers. You can learn more at our Ninja gloves page.
- NXG® Work Gloves
Our new factory produces environmentally friendly gloves, with advanced coatings, in the most efficient way possible. We highlight all our NXG® gloves here.
- Welding Work Gloves
From FR Clothing, to leather welding jackets, to premium leather welding gloves, MCR Safety is your welding PPE provider. Check out our leather welding protection page.
We also encourage you to check out our online work glove catalog. One can quickly navigate across product categories and fine-tune to the exact features needed. For example, if you require an ANSI 5 cut-resistant glove and ANSI 2 contact heat protection, our catalog allows you to select both options. You will then see all the glove options we currently offer.
MCR Safety Mechanics Work Gloves have been some of our top sold gloves in recent years.
In addition to offering a wide selection of hand protection, we do a lot of the little things customers have come to appreciate over the years. We highlight some of them in the following sections.
Customer input is vital, but so is exploring new materials and new manufacturing methods. Information drives continuous innovation and helps us produce leading-edge gloves. One can easily see product innovation at work with our awarding winning Orange Kevlar, shown in use above.
NXG® Work Gloves
In 2019, we expanded our manufacturing footprint by opening a brand-new glove factory. Our new NXG® glove lineup is eco-friendly, are made with premium coatings, and are incredibly comfortable.
Summit Breeze® Technology
With regards to our FR Clothing product line, we recently introduced the industry's first-ever Triple Vented product lineup. We will touch on it more below.
If that isn't enough, we've also won a few awards.
Of course, our leading-edge gloves are more than enough for someone to love wearing MCR Safety products. But we also produce a complete range of PPE: Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Protective Garments, and FR Clothing. That means you can find what you need in personal protection, all in one place.
Workers rely on MCR Safety for work gloves, safety glasses, protective garments, and FR Clothing.
Do you want to try the most comfortable FR work shirt on the market? No problem, you can consolidate your shirt order with other PPE products we offer.
We could go on, but you get the point. There's a whole host of reasons why our customers love us and why you will too.
But don't listen just to us. After all, we already love our gloves. Here's what our customers have to say:
- I love Dyneema Cut Resistant Gloves, the best gloves I've ever worn… No others even come close to the quality of Memphis Gloves and their commitment to safety and customer service.
- These gloves (Memphis Ninja N9674) are different! I do landscaping, and when I am pulling Bermuda grass out of flower beds, I need to be able to "feel" the grassroots, and these gloves allow me to… How great? Well, I just ordered two more pairs!
- I absolutely love these gloves (Memphis Ninja Ice); they keep my hands warm while handling metal outdoors all year round. They are dang tough and surprisingly thin, if I ever wear these out I will be buying more for sure.
Another reason they love our gloves is that we're always listening to our customers to find out what they need and what works best in every working environment. Multiple times per year, we even conduct focus groups to get feedback straight from the end-users. Then we're putting that information to use to create the next set of outstanding gloves.
If we are missing the hand protection you require, please leave us a comment, and we will be in touch.
Leave us a comment, and we will be in touch
Common Work Glove Questions
By listening to customers over the years, it has helped us gain keen insight into the needs of those needing work gloves. Here are twelve of the top questions we commonly hear from customers:
- Do cut-resistant gloves work?
Yes, these gloves are intended to resist sharp objects that would typically cause immediate injury. There are different ANSI cut-levels, with the higher scores offering the best protection. We've built an entire cut-resistant work glove page to help you find the best glove. Keep in mind; no glove is cut-proof!
- Which type of glove should you wear when working with a chemical of unknown toxicity?
The National Center for Biotechnology says never to underestimate hazards, especially working with chemicals. We agree! When working with chemicals, it's vital to wear gloves made from a material known to offer permeation resistance against the elements in use. MCR Safety provides a chemical permeation database for it's chemical-resistant gloves. When it unclear which chemicals are used, a person should also go back to the MSDS of the product handled to verify chemical compatibility with specific gloves.. Another excellent resource would OSHA's chemical chart for gloves on their PPE document. Lastly, the NCBI provides additional hand protection guidance when working with chemicals. Also, consider additional guidance offered by Princeton University.
- Do anti vibration gloves work?
MCR Safety sells a padded palm in numerous work glove styles. Keep in mind, even though many are D30® Palm Padded, offering excellent resistance to impact in the palm, none of our work gloves are third-party tested to meet the testing conditions of ISO 10819 // ANSI S2.73. This test is known as the global standard for anti-vibration gloves. Anyone requiring an anti-vibration glove should seek gloves certified to that standard.
- How to clean leather work gloves?
We outline everything you need to know in our washing gloves blog.
- What type of glove should not be worn when working with formaldehyde?
As mentioned above, we always recommend visiting our chemical permeation database first to decide which gloves should be worn when working around chemicals. Also, we've added a blog on formaldehyde too.
- Where can I buy cotton white work gloves with red stiching with red cuffs?
You should check out our 9018CDPCR and 9018CRPC.
- What are the warmest work gloves in the market?
We would never claim to have the warmest glove. However, we will tout our glove made with 200 gram Thinsulate™. Check out our blog on the warmest winter gloves.
- Which nitrile gloves work with my phone?
Our online glove catalog allows you to select two attributes at one time to filter down to the glove you need. Choose polymer type nitrile and touchscreen. You'll be on your way to wearing a new nitrile touchscreen glove!
- How can I protect my hands from germs when I wear work gloves?
The World Health Organization informs everyone that the effectiveness of gloves in preventing contamination of workers' hands and reducing the transmission of pathogens in health care has been confirmed in several clinical studies. However, they also mention that gloves do not provide complete protection against hand contamination. Choose a disposable glove with the fewest pinholes, which will be labeled as Medical Grade. Also, be mindful that there is a correct way to don and doff disposable gloves, which can be found in our PPE article.
- What are the best water proof gloves for working at a car wash?
We do have a dedicated page on liquid protection. For those of you who want to wear one of our lightweight waterproof gloves, check out the MG9648.
- What thickness gloves for automotive work?
Most times, this question pertains to disposable nitrile gloves. Check out our blog on disposable work gloves. Also, you might want to check out our Automotive industry page.
- What kind of work gloves do tile layers need?
Read up on some feedback from others. It looks like the N9699 is one user's recommendation! It repels water, which is a nice feature for those working around water. Also, we sell a lot of the MG9648 every year at World of Concrete. Check out our construction page for additional information.
PPE: We've Got You Covered.
When it comes to personal protective equipment, we've got you covered. Whether it's gloves, glasses, garments, or all three, you can find them at MCR Safety.
For over 45 years, MCR Safety has proven to be a world leader in gloves, glasses, and garments. Whether it's on the shop floor, an oil rig, or a construction site, we are there providing solutions to workplace hazards. It's all part of our commitment to protect people.
No matter your industry, we have the personal protective equipment you need.
We Protect People!
Learn more about MCR Safety by checking out our most recent video. For more information, browse our website, request a catalog, find a distributor, or give us a call at 800-955-6887.