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Automotive Industry Resources from our Blog


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Automotive Metal Stamping ANSI A7 to A9 Cut Resistant Gloves for Working
Advanced Automotive Work Gloves Modern PPE todays Assembly Workers Wear
Automotive Industry Work Gloves for Safety Featherlite Styles
Personal Protective Equipment A Look at the Top ONET Online Occupations Requiring PPE
Extreme Cut Hazards and A9 Protection for Guarding Against Cuts Lacerations and Punctures

Automotive Industry Resources from our Blog


Get Automotive industry insights and information from our recent articles dedicated to safety and education. Safety to the MAX!

Automotive Metal Stamping ANSI A7 to A9 Cut Resistant Gloves for Working
Advanced Automotive Work Gloves Modern PPE todays Assembly Workers Wear
Automotive Industry Work Gloves for Safety Featherlite Styles
Personal Protective Equipment A Look at the Top ONET Online Occupations Requiring PPE
Extreme Cut Hazards and A9 Protection for Guarding Against Cuts Lacerations and Punctures
Automotive Professions and Hazards Matrix
Find the appropriate PPE for specific automotive hazards with a simple easy to follow guide.

Common Automotive Hazards

Learn more about MCR Safety product features that protect against these common hazards.
Click "Learn More" to find info on protecting yourself against these hazards and find the right gear for the job.

Abrasive Handling

Body shop workers and maintenance workers require abrasive-resistance gloves.

Arm Injuries

Metal is everywhere on a car frame.  Assembly workers are non-stop bending, crawling, twisting, and reaching.  Arm injuries can occur at any time, often during assembly, injection molding, metal stamping, die casting, and maintenance.  Choose the proper PPE to protect your arms.

Chemicals and Liquids

Cleaning and degreasing machines directly exposes workers to harsh chemicals.  Automotive workers need quality gloves and goggles when dealing with splashing chemicals.  Be sure to understand the chemicals involved in your work area.  You can start by checking out MCR Safety's Permeation Guide.

Contaminating Vehicles

Painting workers must prevent damaging the surface of the vehicle. Lint from gloves may cause contamination during painting or when handling clear front light parts.

Cut and Sense of Touch

A barehanded feel is what most workers prefer, yet that’s almost impossible with gloves on.  With advanced fibers, we're closer than ever to ultimate feeling cut protection.

Dirt Grime and Fluids

Cars use a lot of fluids, whether that is in the brake system, engine, or steering system.  And, workers can easily come into contact with metalworking fluids when handling parts, tools, and equipment.

Heat Burns and Hot Objects

Exposure to heat is all too common for metal fabricators, maintenance workers, and injection molding.  Hot tools, hot machine parts, and hot metal are always a concern.  Be sure to check out our ITC Heat-Resistance blog.

Heavy Metal Stamping

Were you aware that the ANSI cut scoring now ranges from A2 to A9?  A7 gloves and higher should be considered when handling metal body parts.  Check out our blog on Extreme Cut Protection.

Impaired Vision

One of the most commonly reported injuries in the automotive industry is an eye injury.  Chemical splashes, brake dust, flying objects, and sparks are real concerns for automotive workers.  Protective eyewear should always be worn!  Battery handling, grinding operations, and engine inspections are areas where you don't even second guess wearing safety glasses.

Inspection

The inspection takes place after all the assembling has occurred, meaning both your hands and the vehicle need to be protected.

Light Metal Stamping

Thinner gauged material used for parts doesn't require heavy forming equipment like heavy metal stamping.  As always, though, the higher the ANSI cut score, the better the protection.

Manual Parts Handling

Handling small components and parts is an everyday task for many automotive workers.

Oily Engine Components and Machine Parts

Assembling the engine's components potentially puts you in contact with oil.  Gripping oily objects calls for Grippaz protection.

Overall Visibility

Forklifts are transporting materials and stamped body parts at all times.  Being visible and staying seen is necessary, especially for those contractors who are not a part of everyday operations.

Painting

Spraying paint and working in maintenance repair shops expose workers to many chemicals.

Pinch Points

There are over 11,000 industrial mechanics  in motor vehicle manufacturing and 22,000 total automotive mechanics, working on gears, chains, and pulleys.  Check out our high-dexterity, high cut-resistance, and back-of-hand protection.

Punctures

Metal splinters, small metal chips, and burrs are found all over metal parts.  It might be smart to wear some high-rated ANSI puncture gloves.

Repetitive Movement and Sense of Touch

Assembling the wire harness in a motor vehicle requires excellent hand dexterity.

Robot Installation

High dollar equipment deserves high-quality PPE when workers assemble the thousands of robots found at production facilities.

Sharp Objects

Manufacturing vehicles exposes workers to cut hazards.  These can include cuts, scrapes, burns, and abrasions.  Metal workers, machinists, metal stampers, and assemblers are in constant contact with some of the world’s sharpest materials.  Your hands can get quickly get injured from sharp metal edges and jagged surfaces.

UV Radiation

Welders need shaded eyewear when cutting or grinding, and when exposed to searing rays.

Welding and Cutting

There are over 43,000 welders, cutters, and fitters in the automotive industry.  There is always a risk of burns and coming into contact with hot objects.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page.

Welding Sharp Objects

Welding is one of the greatest hazards faced in the automotive industry, whether that is fusing steel pieces on new cars or repairing cars.  We offer cut-resistant liners in several of our styles.

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.

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MAX36™

MAX36™ technology offers 6x greater Anti-Fog Protection and 3X better Anti-Scratch protection without sacrificing style and comfort.

Eye Protection

From ANSI to military ballistic impact resistance, we offer an assortment of function and fashion. Assorted lens offerings as well as multiple frame sizes provide a style for both work and play.
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Sealed Eyewear

Flying debris, dirt, dust and flying materials can impair your vision and cause hazards that can be avoided with the proper protection with sealed eyewear.
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Hi Vis

MCR Safety’s Hi-Vis safety gear (PPE) offers the best protection for those working in dangerous environments.

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MCR Safety manufactures and supplies Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Simply put, WE PROTECT PEOPLE!  We are known world-wide for our extensive product line depth surrounding gloves, glasses, and garments spanning across numerous industries.  We offer the total package of safety gear encompassing industrial gloves, safety glasses, protective garments, welding gear, industrial boots, Flame Resistant (FR) gear, face shields, and much more.  From a glove standpoint alone, MCR Safety manufacturers and supplies over 1,000 different style gloves. Here are some of the many reasons MCR Safety is your go to source for PPE:

  • Global PPE manufacturer, with operations stretching across 5 continents. 
  • Direct manufacturer of over 50% of all product, ensuring the highest level of quality. 
  • In conjunction with quality control measures resulting from direct manufacturing, our ITC Innovations Technology Center ensures another layer of testing glove quality. The ITC Lab is the only ISO 17025 accredited lab to perform ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut resistance, abrasion resistance, puncture resistance, and conductive heat resistance testing in North America. We offer no cost testing for users interested in knowing the quality level of current PPE being worn or for potential new products being considered.
  • Winner of multiple new product innovation awards, most recently being the DM3 eyewear
  • Dedicated 360° Safety Specialists ready for onsite PPE consultations.

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Automotive Industry Safety Insights and Information