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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
Who's Who in Oil and Gas: Jobs, Contractor Safety, and the PPE Required
Highlighting Heavy Duty Impact Cotton Gloves
Oil and Gas Flash Fire PPE, Limited-Flammability vs. Flame-Resistant Protective Gear
Cleaning Refineries with High Pressure Washing PPE
PPE / Safety Gear Needed for Oil and Gas Refinery Turnarounds

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
Who's Who in Oil and Gas: Jobs, Contractor Safety, and the PPE Required
Highlighting Heavy Duty Impact Cotton Gloves
Oil and Gas Flash Fire PPE, Limited-Flammability vs. Flame-Resistant Protective Gear
Cleaning Refineries with High Pressure Washing PPE
PPE / Safety Gear Needed for Oil and Gas Refinery Turnarounds

Common Refining Hazards

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


ARC Gear

Installing and repairing electrical wiring is common at an oil refinery.  MCR Safety’s ARC Rated safety gear is built to last.

Learn More About ARC Gear Protection

Common Applications:

  • Electricians installing wires.

New

PT2N

Flame Resistant FR Navy Work Pants 7 oz. 88% Cotton and 12% Nylon Twill Fabric CAT2 /  ATPV 8.6...
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SBS1006

The Safest FR Clothing in the World! Summit Breeze® Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt Medium Blue...
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P2D

Vintage Flame Resistant FR Jeans Light Weight and Stretchable Material Blue Denim Cotton and...

MU3624GK

Mustang Utility Leather Work Gloves Grain Goat Double Palm DuPont™ Kevlar® Lined and...

Abrasive Handling

Workers transport many materials during refinery turnarounds.  Heavy-duty wearing gloves are all these workers require!

Learn More About Abrasive Handling Protection

Common Applications:

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

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3611DT

Leather Drivers Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin  Lined with DSM Dyneema® Diamond...
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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...
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N96051

Ninja® BNF Evolution Work Gloves 15 Gauge Ingenia™ Shell NFT® Palm and Fingertip...

Chemicals and Liquids

Working around acids, additives, corrosives, solvents and wastewater puts you in direct contact with toxic substances, such as citric and HCI Acids, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, benzene, and hydrogen fluoride.  Be sure to check out our chemical permeation database.

Learn More About Chemicals and Liquids Protection

Common Applications:

  • Batch mixers, catalyst handling, cleaning of drains and sewers, using a needle gun during surface striping, water treatment, and routine maintenance, decoking vessels, draining and purging vessels, and pipework.

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HB3110PF

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

CP05

14 Inch Butyl Rubber Glove 5 mil Smooth Finish Gauntlet Rolled Cuff

104PF

"XO Skeleton" Headgear Clear 1 Piece Molded Face Shield MAX6® Premium Anti-Fog Coating

VBS120

16 Inch Black PVC Work Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Interior Lining Over the Sock...

Crush and Impact

56% of all recordable incidents in 2014 for Oil & Gas were attributed to "struck by" and "caught between” objects.  Refinery work will quickly bang up a worker’s back-of-hands.  Impact protection is a worker’s best friend.  Are you ready for the new standard?

Learn More About Crush and Impact Protection

Common Applications:

  • Pipe handling, tool handling, and heavy materials.

FF2931

MCR Safety® Forceflex®  Mechanics Gloves Cut Resistant Work Gloves D3O® Back of Hand and Padded...
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PD3950

Predator® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Impact 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...

1760

Big Jake® Ultimate Protection Premium  A+ Side Leather Palm Work Gloves Full Leather Back with...

Cutting and Welding

Installing and removing equipment during turnarounds requires welding gear.

Learn More About Cutting and Welding Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling jagged material.

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4960

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

48406

MCR Safety Welding Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Leather 5 Inch Split Cow Cuff
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MP1150

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

39030

Green Cotton Welding Jacket 9 Ounce Green Finish Cotton Anodized Snap Closures 30 Inch Length

Dust

Refineries create a lot of dust during turnaround season. Lined eyewear will keep it out of your eyes.

Learn More About Dust Protection

Common Applications:

  • Grinding new equipment, Abrasive Blasting.

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RP210PF

Swagger® RP2 Series Black Safety Glasses Clear Lenses MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Black Temples with...

RP310PF

Swagger® RP3 Series Black Foam Lined Safety Glasses Clear MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Interchangeable...

PD1210PF

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

RP219DC

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

Fire and Explosion

The principal hazard during refinery maintenance and shutdowns are flash fires.  Max Comfort FR gear keeps Oil and Gas workers safe!

Learn More About Fire and Explosion Protection

Common Applications:

  • Pump System operators monitoring gauges, Maintenance workers cleaning machines.

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SBS1027

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

LST1N

MCR Safety Flame Resistant FR Work Shirt Lightweight Long Sleeve T-Shirt Comfortable 100% FR...

SBC2011

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

BLCVCX

Flame Resistant (FR) CAT3 Balaclava   Made with CarbonX® material One size fits all

Heat

Breathable raingear, gloves and safety vests are necessary PPE when working in hot refining areas.

Learn More About Heat Protection

Common Applications:

  • Contractors and construction laborers working during turnarounds.

598RJH

Luminator™, Breathable Polyester/PU Class 3 jacket, White reflective, Fluorescent Lime

92718NF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

N96970

Ninja® BNF Work Gloves 18 Gauge Nylon / Spandex Shell NFT® Palm and Fingertip Coated 47% Greater...
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RXCL2ML

Hi-Visibility Recycled Safety Vest ANSI 107 Type R, Class 2 Manufactured with Recycled...

Hydro Blasting

Arsenic, hydrogen sulphide and polluted water are real concerns.  Contractors deserve only the best PPE!  Max 6 Goggles, Face Shields and clothing.

Common Applications:

  • High-pressure tank cleaning.

FRHBS100

Hydroblast Suit .35mm PVC / Polyester, Limited Flammability Jacket with Attached Hood and Bib Pants
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N2659HVL

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

HB1320PF

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

Impaired Vision

Water spray, chemical slashes, and flying debris are only a few of the reasons why safety glasses must be worn.

Learn More About Impaired Vision Protection

Common Applications:

  • Process sampling, Catalyst handling, Inspection work, Opening Valves.

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MP110AF

Memphis Series Black Safety Glasses with Clear Lenses UV-AF® Anti-Fog Coating Wrap Around Lens...
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MOMP114AF

Memphis Series Mossy Oak® Camo Safety Glasses Amber Yellow Lenses UV-AF® Anti-Fog Coating Wrap...
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CL410PF

Checklite® CL4 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Lens MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Earplug...
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MPH20

Memphis Series Biofocal Readers Safety Glasses 2.0 Diopter Clear Lenses Wrap Around Lens Design

Insulation Handling

You will need heavy-duty gloves, well-fitted eyewear and goggles, and coveralls when installing and removing glasswool insulation.

Common Applications:

  • Construction workers during Turnarounds.

MU36211

Mustang Utility Leather Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Double Palm Fleece Lined with a...
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HB3110AF

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

TY127S

DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall with zipper front, elastic sleeves & ankles, attached hood, white

3601K

Leather Drivers Work Glove Premium Grade Grain Goatskin DuPont™ Kevlar / Synthetic Lined Cut...

Liquid and Dropped Objects

Many objects might fall on a worker’s hands and feet during maintenance on refineries.  You are going to need steel toed boots working around the presence of water, chemical hazards, and dropped impact hazards. 

 

VBS120

16 Inch Black PVC Work Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Interior Lining Over the Sock...

8402

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

BPB6S

6 Inch Black PVC Boots with Lace-Up Strings Steel Toe and Steel Shank Cleated Sole, Polyester Liner
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N2659HVL

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

Painting

Goggles, face shields and gloves are definitely needed during solvent based coating.

Common Applications:

  • Painting during Turnarounds.

103560

Ratchet Headgear + Face Shield Bagged Together Polycarbonate Face Shield Lightweight Blue Nylon...

TY127S

DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall with zipper front, elastic sleeves & ankles, attached hood, white

6018

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology Blue Disposable Nitrile Gloves Powder Free Industrial Food...

PD1210PF

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

Sharp Objects

Cuts and lacerations make up 7 percent of all oil and gas injury claims. Metal shim is used in refineries for mounting motors and pumps. It is sharp, so you’ll need some safety gear that protects you from lacerations. 

Learn More About Sharp Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Installing new process equipment, construction and demolition activities, grinding work.

1400K

A Select Shoulder Leather Split Leather Palm Work Gloves DuPont™ Kevlar® Fiber Plaited Liner 2.5...

UT1956

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

92793PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...
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92752

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

UV Radiation

10% of all eye injuries are the result of welding activities.  Check out our filtered lens options.

Learn More About UV Radiation Protection

Common Applications:

  • Welders adding metal material and joining components.

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MP1130

Memphis Series Black Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 3.0 Dark Safety...
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SR5250PF

Swagger® SR5 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety...

UD2130G

Swagger® UD2 Series Safety Glasses Provides Ultra Defense Ballistic Impact Protection Welding...

RP2120

Swagger® RP2 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 2.0 Dark Safety...

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