Repair and Maintenance

Automotive Professions and Hazards Matrix
Find the appropriate PPE for specific automotive hazards with a simple easy to follow guide.

Common Repair and Maintenance Hazards

Find the right MCR Safety product that protects you against these common hazards.

Chemicals and Liquids

Auto mechanics and technicians work around a lot of oil and hazardous chemicals, including replacing harmful liquids in engine parts.  These hazardous chemicals and liquids may be battery acid, sulfuric acid, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluid, coolants, fuel solvents, gasoline, additives, or hot oil.  Check out our Chemical Permeation Guide for specific chemical breakthrough times.

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Crush and Impact

Anytime you're working around winches, pulling chains and mechanical components, there a high risk of injury.  Moving equipment and spinning tools are always a safety concern.  Guarding your fingertips and knuckles while working in confined spaces or around moving parts makes a lot of sense.  Check out our Impact Protection page for additional information.

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Impaired Vision

Working in the service pit exposes a mechanic to falling objects.  In addition, auto mechanics are routinely metalworking and rebuilding engines.  Brake dust, chemical splashes, flying metal shavings, and sparks are real concerns for automotive body workers.

Sharp Objects

Nicks and cuts from twisted metal are the norms in this job.  Mechanics work around sharp edges and frequently use a lot of dangerous tools that can potentially cause deep lacerations, cuts, and scrapes.

Welding Sharp Objects

Welding, grinding and cutting creates one of the greatest hazards faced in automotive repair and maintenance, whether that is fusing steel pieces on new cars or repairing old cars.  We offer cut-resistant liners in several of our leather welding styles.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

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Welding Sparks

Sparks can burn through cotton or synthetic work shirts, causing the material to combust.  With leather welding gear, you've got the protection needed when welding on a car's body.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

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