Vehicle Manufacturing

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

Common Vehicle Manufacturing Hazards

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

Abrasive Handling

A glove’s coating takes a beating when working with stamped metal or the sand in die-casting.  Higher abrasion-resistant gloves provide added protection.

Arm Injuries

Metal is everywhere on a vehicle's body.  Many injuries to auto workers occur when assembling, drilling bolts, and lifting parts over and over again.  Cut protection up the arm is an absolute must.  Check out our Kevlar® technology page for additional information.

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Cut and Sense of Touch

Workers handle a lot of nuts and bolts when assembling vehicles.  Automotive workers require excellent hand dexterity, cut protection, and a PU dip for gripping automotive parts.  Be sure to check out our Cut Protection page for additional information.

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General Purpose Protection

Sometimes workers only need limited protection, mostly to protect finished products.  String-knit and disposable gloves are a perfect solution.

Heavy Metal Stamping

Once the machine press has blanked and formed the metal sheets, someone has to start manually handling that metal.  Just make sure higher-rated ANSI cut-resistant gloves are worn.  Be sure to check out our Cut Protection page for additional information.

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Impaired Vision

Assembling, grinding, painting, finishing, and welding processes occur in virtually every auto plant.  Do you know what else occurs?  Eye injuries.  Thankfully, we make hundreds of safety glasses styles, ensuring workers have the optimal fit.

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Vehicle bodies and components have sharp edges.  Running your hand over recently stamped metal allows you to identify unnecessary burrs and defects.  Thin cut- resistant gloves will allow for touching and feeling across metal surfaces safely.  Be sure to check out our Cut Protection page for additional information.

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Lint Free PPE for Painting

Paint line workers must wear lint-free gloves when inspecting.  Damaging vehicles with craters, fingerprints, and sweat on painted surfaces is not a good idea.  Some nice disposable gloves will come in handy.

Plastic Molding

Injection molding facilities produce bumpers and interior trims.  Contact with hot plastic spatter is a serious matter during this operation.  Workers require PPE, ranging from heat-resistant gloves to face shields.  Be sure to check out OSHA's etool on Injection Molding.

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Precision Handling

Handling small objects is a routine task for assembly workers.  When you have a takt time in place, you need all the help you can get.  Feather-light PPE is this worker's best friend.

Sharp Objects, Cuts, and Lacerations

Metal, metal, and more metal is the best way of summing up car production plants.  Lacerations make up 22% of motor vehicle manufacturing injuries.  Carrying and connecting stamped metal panels to welding robots requires gloves with excellent cut resistance.  Be sure to check out our Cut Protection page for additional information.

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