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H2S: Hydrogen Sulfide Safety
Personal Protective Equipment: A Look at the Top O*NET Online Occupations Requiring PPE
Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream: MCR Safety's Got You Covered When It Comes to PPE
Top ANSI Rated Puncture Resistant Gloves
An Overview of Construction in Oil and Gas: Rigging Up, Pipeline and Plant Construction Work

Oil & Gas Resources from our Blog


Get Oil & Gas industry insights and information from our recent articles dedicated to safety and education. Knowledge is Safety! #WeProtectPeople

H2S: Hydrogen Sulfide Safety
Personal Protective Equipment: A Look at the Top O*NET Online Occupations Requiring PPE
Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream: MCR Safety's Got You Covered When It Comes to PPE
Top ANSI Rated Puncture Resistant Gloves
An Overview of Construction in Oil and Gas: Rigging Up, Pipeline and Plant Construction Work

Common Exploration Drilling and Production Hazards

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


Abrasive Handling

Heavy-duty wearing gloves are essential on a drilling rig.   Check out our reinforced thumb-crotch ensuring added durability and longevity.  Our premium leather gloves are not too shabby either!

Learn More About Abrasive Handling Protection

Common Applications:

  • Wear and tear when handling heavy tools, pipe and rigging.

FF2930

MCR Safety® ForceFlex® Mechanics Gloves D3O® Back of Hand and Padded Palm Two-way Spandex...

UT1954

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Red Sandy...
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92715PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

UT1955

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge Lime HyperMax™ Shell Orange...

Chemicals and Liquids

Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally in oil and gas.  You will need chemical gloves, face shields, and goggles when handling chemicals and opening pressurized systems. Check out our chemical permeation database.

Learn More About Chemicals and Liquids Protection

Common Applications:

  • Collecting mud samples from the shakers, tank cleaning, sludge handling, treating wells, parts cleaning, sampling and analyzing oil, lab activities, working near mud pumps and desanders.

N2658HVO

Ninja® Alchemy Work Gloves 15 Gauge Nylon Shell Fully Double Coated with PVC TPR Back of Hand...
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MG9648

PredaStretch™ Work Gloves 18 Gauge Seamless Nylon Shell Full PVC Nitrile Coating with Sandy...
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HB3120PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber...

104PF

"XO Skeleton" Headgear Clear 1 piece molded face shield MAX6™ Premium Anti-Fog Coating

Crush and Impact

Blunt force impact is an everyday concern for a rigger.  Impact protection is this worker’s best friend.  Are you ready for the new impact standard?

Learn More About Crush and Impact Protection

Common Applications:

  • Tong and Spinning chain, Moving heavy objects, unloading, assembly and disassembly of drilling pipes, Heavy Chains,  lifting gear with chain hoists, sledge hammering, working around equipment and loads that swing, motor operated valves!

FF2930

MCR Safety® ForceFlex® Mechanics Gloves D3O® Back of Hand and Padded Palm Two-way Spandex...
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PD3950

COMING SOON!
Predator® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Impact Resistant Work Gloves Tire Tread TPR on Back,...

UT1951

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Gripping Latex...
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PD3952

COMING SOON!
Predator® Mechanics Gloves Impact Resistant Work Gloves Cut Resistant Kevlar® Steel Shell Tire...

Cutting and Welding

Joining metal components on an oil rig demands the best welding gear.

Learn More About Cutting and Welding Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling jagged material, Construction work.

4600

MCR Safety Blue Beast® Leather Welding Work Gloves Jersey Lined Select Side Split...
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4960

Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Top Grain Cowhide Palm, Split Leather Back 4 Inch Split...

38136MW

Bib Apron with Front pocket, 24" x 36"
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MP1150

COMING SOON!
Memphis Series Black Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety...

Drilling Fluids, Oil and Water-Based Muds

Exposure to fluids is a definite concern for oil production workers.  Examples include drilling fluids, water-based mud, hydraulic oil, gear oil, and grease.  You will need safety gear made to last!

Common Applications:

  • Blowouts, working around mud pits/tanks retaining drilling fluids and shale shakers shaken drilling cuttings, transporting drilling fluids, tripping pipe.

MU36211

Mustang Utility Leather Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Double Palm Fleece Lined with a...

6212SJ

Premium PVC Coated Work Gloves Double Dipped with Sandy Black PVC Soft Jersey Lining 12 Inch Length
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MG9756

MCR Safety Work Gloves 13 Gauge Seamless Cotton Polyester Shell MicroFinish® Full Nitrile...

N9690FC

Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 Gauge Black Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior Fully Coated...

Dust

Silica is the basic component of sand and rock, meaning dust exposure is common during hydraulic fracturing operations.  Conveyor sand, operating engines and motors are all concerns for getting dust in your eye.  Lined eyewear will keep it out of your eyes!

Learn More About Dust Protection

Common Applications:

  • Heavy Construction Work, Machine Operators, Equipment Maintenance, Loading and Unloading Material.

SR522PF

Swagger® SR5 Series Gray Foam Lined Safety Glasses Gray MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Spoggle Strap Slot...

SR510PF

Swagger® SR5 Series Black Foam Lined Safety Glasses Clear MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Spoggle Strap...

RP219DC

RP2 Series Black Safety Glasses with Clear Mirror Lenses MAX36™ Anti-Fog / Anti-Scratch...

PD1210PF

Predator® PD2 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Full Foam Lined for...

Fire and Explosion

Explosions caused by a spark igniting certain vapors or gases is a major concern for workers.  Flame resistant gear is mandatory across all production platforms, drilling rigs, and construction barges.  Max Comfort gear will keep you safe!

Learn More About Fire and Explosion Protection

Common Applications:

  • Equipment Maintenance, Rig Installation, Deck Crews, Floor Hands.

SBC2031

Summit Breeze® Flame Resistant (FR) Coverall Gray 7-ounce 100% Cotton Material Long Sleeve...
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SBS1027

The Safest FR Clothing in the World! Summit Breeze® Class 3 Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt Lime...
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PT2T

Flame Resistant FR Tan Work Pants 7 oz. 88% Cotton and 12% Nylon Twill Fabric CAT2 /  ATPV 8.6...

BLCVTCN

Flame Resistant (FR) CAT2 Balaclava Made with Westex® TrueComfort® Material One size fits all

General Hazards

Dotted cotton gloves are an industry favorite for light general maintenance.  From oil absorption, cushioning and insulation, cotton gloves are still loved by many.

Learn More About General Hazards Protection

Common Applications:

  • Loading and unloading light cargo, sweeping, platform gauging activities.

8808O

Dotted Orange Canvas Work Gloves Clute Pattern with Knit Wrist 100% Cotton Straight Thumb

943

MCR Safety Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility orange double palm gloves, nap in PVC dotted palm and...

9018CDG

18 Oz. Corded Double Palm Canvas, Nap-In, Knit Wrist, Fluorescent Green

MC504

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Heat and Abrasion Resistant Gloves Corded...

Heat and Crush

Would you like to keep wearing your cotton gloves and have the back of your hand protected?  Checkout our MC504!

Learn More About Heat and Crush Protection

Common Applications:

  • Assembling Pipes, Heavy material handling, chaining pipe, handling iron/rigging work.

MC504

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Heat and Abrasion Resistant Gloves Corded...
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36336K

Leather Drivers Work Gloves Select Goatskin Leather with Oil Block Technology  Kevlar® Lined with...
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PD43612

COMING SOON!
Predator® Mechanics Gloves Goatskin Leather Drivers Work Gloves Tire Tread TPR on Back, Fingers,...

944

MCR Safety Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility corded palm and reflective back TPR finger protection...

Impaired Vision

There is no shortage of activities on a drilling rig where a worker’s eyes need protected.  Splashing chemicals, flying debris, and sparks are concerns every Oil and Gas worker faces.

Learn More About Impaired Vision Protection

Common Applications:

  • Use of machine and powered tools, removing and spraying paint, de-scaling sand and shot blasting.

DM131RZ

Dominator™ DM3 Series Safety Glasses with Polarized Fire Mirror Lenses Gun Metal Frame Color with...
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MOMP112AF

COMING SOON!
Memphis Series Mossy Oak® Camo Safety Glasses Gray Lenses UV-AF® Anti-Fog Coating Wrap Around...

HB1320PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber...
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MP110PF

COMING SOON!
Memphis Series Black Safety Glasses with Clear Lenses MAX6™ Anti-Fog Coating Wrap Around Lens Design

Inclement Weather and FR

Working in the rain and around liquids, plus staying FR compliant has always been a challenge.  Not anymore, with Big Jake rainwear protecting workers from ARC flash hazards!

Common Applications:

  • Splashes of oil-based drilling fluid, tripping out holes, conducting water-based wash-gun activities, and cleaning mud tanks. Heavy Construction Work, Machine Operators, Equipment Maintenance, Rig Cleaning.

BJ238JH

Big Jake 2 Rainwear PVC / Meta-Aramid Fabric Flame Resistant Rain Jacket ANSI Class 3 High...

BJ238PW

Big Jake® 2 PVC / Meta-Aramid Fabric Flame Resistant Elastic Waist Rain Pants ANSI 107 Class E...

BJ238CH

Big Jake® 2 PVC / Meta-Aramid Fabric Flame Resistant Rain Coat ANSI Class 3 High Visibility...

FRMCL2L

Flame Resistant (FR) Safety Vest Class 2 Modacrylic / Aramid Blend 2 Inch Silver Stripes

Liquid and Crush

High-risk activities demand high impact gear!  56% of all recordable incidents in 2014 for Oil & Gas were attributed to "struck by" and "caught between” objects.  Back-of-hand protection is a lifesaver, when working with oils, liquids, muds and objects that roll/pinch.  Check out our brand new Ninja Alchemy.

Common Applications:

  • Drilling, Mixing Chemicals, Valve Line Maintenance and Repair, Pipe Handling, Moving and Swinging Pipes. High Pressure lines and hose

N2658HVO

Ninja® Alchemy Work Gloves 15 Gauge Nylon Shell Fully Double Coated with PVC TPR Back of Hand...
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N2659HVL

Ninja® Alchemy Cut Work Gloves Cut Resistant and Chemical Resistant TPR Back of Hand Provides...

Liquid and Dropped Objects

You are going to need steel toed boots for protecting your feet from falling overhead objects, dropped objects and liquid exposure.

Learn More About Liquid and Dropped Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Valve Operators, Pressure Pumping, Derrick Hands, Drillers, Well Servicing, Pipe Handling, Shaker Maintenance, Oil Spill Cleanup.

VBS120

Boots, 16 Inch Black PVC with Steel Toe, Cleated Sole and Polyester Liner, over the sock style.
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WPBS

16 Inch White PVC Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Liner
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BPB6S

6 Inch Black PVC Boots with Lace-Up Strings Steel Toe and Steel Shank Cleated Sole, Polyester Liner

8402

Hydroblast Series .35mm Neoprene / Nylon Hydroblasting 2 Piece Suit Jacket with Attached Hood and...

Oily Grip

Do you need excellent grip working around lubricants, muds and oil.  Our new Max Grid pattern takes first prize when it comes to gripping in oil!

Learn More About Oily Grip Protection

Common Applications:

  • Chaining Pipe, Slippery Tools, Spray from pressure leak, spray guns.

UT1956

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge Lime HyperMax™ Shell 10 Gauge...
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92715NF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

UT1952

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Black Sandy...

N96795

Ninja® BNF Work Gloves 15 Gauge Nylon / Spandex Shell NFT® Fully Coated 47% Greater Abrasion...

Pump Maintenance

High performance gloves are what these workers demand when maintaining pumps and turbines.

Learn More About Pump Maintenance Protection

Common Applications:

  • Pipe Fitters, Unloading of Valves, Heavy Tool Handling.

MO200

ForceFlex® Mechanics Work Gloves Shadow Grass® Blades® Camo Gloves Palm Reinforced with D3O® TPR...

FT2905

MCR Safety FlexTuff® Mechanics Gloves Synthetic Leather Palm Silicone Tire Tread Grip TPR Back of...

1745

Big Jake® Premium Premium A+ Side Leather Palm Work Gloves Full Leather Back with 2.5 Inch Safety...

Repelling Water

Working outside involves facing Mother Nature head on, meaning wet conditions are always a concern.  HPT coated gloves repels liquids providing a firm wet or dry grip!

Learn More About Repelling Water Protection

Common Applications:

  • Turning Valves, Transporting Materials.

N9690HV

Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves Hi-Vis 15 Gauge Lime Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior Over The...

N9690FC

Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 Gauge Black Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior Fully Coated...

N9690FCO

Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 gauge Orange Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior Fully Coated...

N9690

Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 Gauge Black Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior HPT Palm and...

Sharp Objects

Upstream workers are always exposed to sharp metal.  Cuts and Lacerations make up 7 percent of all oil and gas injury claims.. Rest assured, we simplify the selection process on our cut protection page.  Grip with confidence next time you are handling heavy iron, jagged material and sharp metal!

Learn More About Sharp Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Site clearing, construction work, broken steel wire, hand tool operation.

New

PD43612

COMING SOON!
Predator® Mechanics Gloves Goatskin Leather Drivers Work Gloves Tire Tread TPR on Back, Fingers,...
New

PD4900

COMING SOON!
Predator® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Cut Resistant Work Gloves Tire Tread TPR on Back,...
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PD3954

Predator® Insulated Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Impact Resistant Work Gloves Cut Resistant...

92793PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

Visibility

Hi-Viz garments distinguish oil & gas workers keeping them seen across drilling operations.

Learn More About Visibility Protection

Common Applications:

  • Construction workers.

FRMBCL2L

Flame Resistant (FR) Safety Vest Class 2 Break Away Pattern Modacrylic Blend with 2 Inch Silver...
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S1CL3L

Flame Resistant Work Shirt Class 3 Hi-Visibility Protection 2 Inch Silver FR Reflective...

SBC2014

Summit Breeze® Flame Resistant (FR) Coverall Red 7-ounce Cotton Material Long Sleeve Coverall...

FRMCL3ML

Flame Resistant (FR) Safety Vest Class 3, Mesh Modacrylic / Aramid Blend 2 Inch Silver Stripes

Watch Your Hands

By incorporating a "Watch Your Hands" logo on the back of the glove, oil and gas workers are reminded of the constant hazards faced.

Learn More About Watch Your Hands Protection

Common Applications:

  • Rigging, Construction Work, Crane Operators, Anytime where being seen is critical.

3413HVI

Leather Drivers Work Gloves CV Grade Grain Pigskin Orange Fingertips and Watch Your Hands...

96790HVI

Hi-Visibility Palm Work Gloves 15 Gauge Gray Nylon Shell Hi-Vis Orange Nitrile Foam Palm and...

3100HVI

Leather Drivers Work Gloves Premium Grade Pearl Gray Split Leather Orange Fingertips and Watch...

3213HVI

Leather Drivers Work Gloves CV Grade Cow Grain Leather Watch Your Hands Logo with Orange Fingertips

Windy Conditions

Goggles are excellent for overhead work where particles might fall.  They also keep the wind from distracting high-risk work!  Impact and chemical protection is a nice feature too.

Learn More About Windy Conditions Protection

Common Applications:

  • Heavy Construction Work, Machine Operators, Equipment Maintenance.

HB1320PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber...
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HB3110PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Elastic...

SR5STRAP

Spoggle Strap for Swagger SR5 Eyewear Elastic and Fully Adjustable Adjusts to Fit Comfortably

SR522ZPF

Swagger® SR5 Series Gray Foam Lined Safety Glasses Gray MAX6® Anti-Fog Polarized Lenses Spoggle...

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