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.

Common Applications:

  • Assembling metal parts to form vehicle structures
  • Assembling and disassembling equipment
  • Assembling parts
  • Handling machined parts

9178NF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Kevlar®/synthetic Nitrile foam coated palm

92720HV

MCR Safety Cut Pro®  10 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Cut and Puncture Resistant Work Gloves Nitrile Foam...

N9878BNF

Ninja® BNF with NFT® Coating 18 Gauge Kevlar® Stretch Armor Technology 47% Greater Abrasion...

9676

MCR Safety Cut Pro®  15 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology PU Palm Coating

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.

Learn More About Arm Injuries Protection

Common Applications:

  • Body Trimming
  • Fastening components and parts
  • Assembling components like dashboards, panels, and seats
  • Using air tools around sharp metal
  • Placing parts on frames
  • Working around sharp edges

9378

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge DuPont™ Kevlar® Sleeves  18 Inch Length

9370KF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Kevlar® / Synthetic Regular Weight

9174OT

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Orange Kevlar® 14 Inch Sleeve with Elbow Gusset and Thumb Slot

9318D7

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology 18 Inch Length

Chemicals and Liquids

Even though most of the painting is automated, there are still some specialized workers who need protection from harsh chemicals and paints.  Check out our Chemical Permeation Guide for specific chemical breakthrough times.

Learn More About Chemicals and Liquids Protection

Common Applications:

  • Cleaning tools with solvents
  • Cleaning vehicles

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MG9648

PredaStretch™ Glove 18 Gauge Seamless Nylon Shell PVC / Nitrile Coated with Sandy Finish

6018

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 8 mil Blue Nitrile 12 Inch Length

5350

Nitri-Chem™ 18  Inch Unlined Nitrile Glove 22 mil Thickness, Textured Grip

6016B

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 6 mil Black Nitrile 9.5 Inch Length

Crush

Back of hand protection is a necessity for those workers placing tires on frames.  MCR Safety's Impact Protection Page highlights the multiple levels of protection we offer.

Learn More About Crush Protection

Common Applications:

  • Assembling Parts
  • Mounting and dismantling equipment
  • Repairing equipment
  • Maintaining machines

FF2931

MCR Safety® Forceflex®  Mechanics Gloves, Cut Resistant D3O® back of hand and padded palm Two-way...

93719MK

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Cut Resistant Sleeves Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers  19 Inch Length
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36336K

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

UT2953

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 13 Gauge Cut Resistant HPPE Nitrile Foam Coated Palm and...

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.

Learn More About Cut and Sense of Touch Protection

Common Applications:

  • Adjusting small parts and screws
  • Feeling fine parts
  • Attaching cables
  • Pulling wires
  • Assembling doors and placing seats

92718PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips
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9828PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® with ARX Technology 18 Gauge Green / Yellow Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm...

9672DT2

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology PU Palm Coating

General Purpose Protection

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

Common Applications

  • Ideal for general everyday activities requiring limited protection.

6016B

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 6 mil Black Nitrile 9.5 Inch Length

9668

7 Gauge Regular Weight Natural 60% Cotton/ 40% Polyester, PVC Dots 2 Sides

9634

7 Gauge Economy Weight String Knit, Natural Cotton/Polyester, Hemmed

9627M

13 Gauge String Knit, White 100% Polyester, Hemmed

Heat Burns and Hot Objects

In die-casting, plastic molding and forging operations, workers can avoid injury by wearing some heavy gauge heat resistant gloves and gloves made with DuPont Kevlar®.  Check out our blog on ANSI Contact Heat scores for additional information.

Learn More About Heat Burns and Hot Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Maintaining machinery
  • Handling molded parts

9470K

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Heavy Weight Kevlar® Cotton inner 2 sided Nitrile Blocks

9362

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Kevlar® Cotton Interior Regular weight string knit

9375 SLEEVE

MCR Safety Cut Pro®  7 Gauge Kevlar® Sleeves  15 Inch Length

93840

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Hero™ 13 Gauge Kevlar® / Stainless Steel / Spandex Uncoated Fiber

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.

Learn More About Heavy Metal Stamping Protection

Common Applications:

  • Cutting and separating metal
  • Handling metal panels
  • Operating machine-press
  • Destacking metal stamped parts
  • Forming metal to desired shapes
  • Connecting stamped panels

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9178LO

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® Latex foam coated palm

92743BP

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Bi-polymer Coated Palm and Fingertips
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92735N

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ shell  Nitrile coated palm and fingers
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36136HP

Leather Drivers Cut Resistant Work Gloves Grain Goatskin Leather with Hypermax™ Liner TPR Back of...

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.

Learn More About Impaired Vision Protection

Common Applications:

  • Cutting, shaping, and forming metal
  • Repairing equipment and machinery
  • Painting vehicle body
  • Working in the pit area
  • Filling fluids like anti-freeze

CL410AF

Checklite® CL4 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens Earplug Retaining...

DM1310PF

Dominator™ DM3 Series Clear MAX6™ Lenses - Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Gun Metal Frame Color with Red...

BK110AF

BearKat® BK1 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Lens UV-AF™ Anti-Fog Coating Soft Non-Slip Temple...

MOUD110PF

Mossy Oak® Blades® UD1 Series Camouflage Safety Glasses Mossy Oak Shadow Grass® Blades® Camo...

Inspection

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.

Learn More About Inspection Protection

Common Applications:

  • Finishing
  • Inspecting for unnecessary burrs
  • Inspecting stamped parts

93860

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Hero™ Technology Uncoated Fiber

93840

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Hero™ 13 Gauge Kevlar® / Stainless Steel / Spandex Uncoated Fiber

9370BK

MCR Safety Cut Pro®  7 Gauge Black Kevlar®  Regular weight string knit

9372T

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Kevlar® Sleeves 12 Inch Length Thumb Slot

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.

Common Applications:

  • Painting vehicle body
  • Checking body surfaces
  • Applying sealers
  • Cleaning tools

8771

Inspectors Glove, Low Lint 100% Stretch Polyester, Regular Weight, Reversible Inspectors Glove,...

8700

Inspectors Glove, Low Lint 100% Nylon, 2-Piece Reversible

6001

NitriShield™ Disposable Gloves 4 mil Nitrile, Industry Standard Food Grade Textured and Powder Free
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6046G

”Nitrishield®” with Grippaz™ Technology Industrial/Food Service Grade 6 mil 9.5 Inch...

Manual Parts Handling

Automotive manufacturing workers handle molded parts and transport many of them to workstations where they will be assembled.  Be sure to check out our Cut Protection page for additional information.

Learn More About Manual Parts Handling Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling rough, jagged, and ultra-fine sharp parts
  • Metal handling

92743PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips
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92752

MCR Safety Cut Pro®  13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell  Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips

MC500

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 10 Gauge HPPE / Synthetic Brushed Nylon Silicone Palm...

92733PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell PU Coated Palm and Fingertips

Oily Engine Components and Machine Parts

Engine assembly workers, along with maintenance and repair crews, come in contact with some oily substances.  We've got coatings designed for this scenario.

Common Applications:

  • Changing Parts
  • Lubricating machines
  • Assembling oily objects and components

N96970

Ninja® BNF with NFT® Coating 18 Gauge nylon/spandex Coated palm and fingertips 47% Greater...
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96715

MCR Safety, Latex Free, 15- Gauge Pepper/Salt Nylon Shell, Black Foam Nitrile Palm and Fingers

96790HVI

15 Gauge Nylon BNF with NFT® Coating  on palm and fingertips Watch Your Hands logo on Back

N96790

Ninja® BNF with NFT® Coating 15 Gauge Nylon / Spandex Coated Palm and Fingertips 47% Greater...

Overall Visibility

Parts are always being sent to the assembly line and workers are always on the move from one work station to another.  Make sure they're seen with proper PPE.

Common Applications:

  • Delivering finished vehicles
  • Delivering parts to work stations
  • Receiving materials
  • Forklift drivers transferring materials

CL2ML2

Class 2 Safety Vest Mesh Fabric with Dual 2 Inch Silver Stripes Tear-Away Design with Hook and...

SURVCS2PO

Safety Vest, ANSI Class 2 & CSA Z96, 4 Inch Silver/Orange reflective, zipper, back plan pocket,...
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WCCL2MLSZ

Safety Vest, ANSI 107 Class 2, 4" orange/silver reflective stripes, solid front/mesh back, lime,...

VCL2MOZ

Hi-Visibility Safety Vest ANSI 107 Type R Class 2 Compliant Mesh Material with 2 Inch Silver...

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.

Learn More About Plastic Molding Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling molded parts
  • Adjusting equipment
  • Inspecting parts
  • Mold Trimming

6944

Black Jack® Gloves 14 Inch Multi-Dipped Neoprene with Foam Liner Etched Rough Finish for Better Grip

93719MK

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Cut Resistant Sleeves Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers  19 Inch Length

9470K

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Heavy Weight Kevlar® Cotton inner 2 sided Nitrile Blocks

104PF

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

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.

Common Applications:

  • Nuts and bolts handling
  • Fine parts handling
  • Fastening components
  • Adjusting parts

92718PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips

N9696

Ninja® Lite 18 Gauge Blue Nylon Shell PU Coated Palm and Fingertips

N96970

Ninja® BNF with NFT® Coating 18 Gauge nylon/spandex Coated palm and fingertips 47% Greater...
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9818NF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® with ARX Technology 18 Gauge Material Foam Nitrile Palm Coating

Puncture

Some added puncture protection makes sense when deburring metal and grinding out burrs.  Check out our Puncture Resistant blog for additional information.

Learn More About Puncture Protection

Common Applications:

  • Deburring
  • Metalworking and manipulating metal parts
  • Bending and forming metal sheets to desired shapes

FTKV350

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 10 Gauge Kevlar® Nitrile palm and fingertips

9687

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 10 Gauge Kevlar® Latex Palm and Fingertips

UT2953

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 13 Gauge Cut Resistant HPPE Nitrile Foam Coated Palm and...
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92735N

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ shell  Nitrile coated palm and fingers

Repetitive Movement and Sense of Touch

Electrical wire harnessing is an area that requires fit and feel.  Our Ninja Light styles are 30% lighter than traditional PU styles.

Common Applications:

  • Connecting devices
  • Attaching cables
  • Fastening components and parts

New

92773

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips

N9696

Ninja® Lite 18 Gauge Blue Nylon Shell PU Coated Palm and Fingertips

92718PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips

90780

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology Sandy Nitrile Palm Coating

Robot Installation

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

Common Applications:

  • Assembling and disassembling equipment

FF2931

MCR Safety® Forceflex®  Mechanics Gloves, Cut Resistant D3O® back of hand and padded palm Two-way...

MC502

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 2-Way Stretch Hi-Visibility Back G-shaped Palm Padding and...
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48406

MCR Safety Welding Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Leather 5 Inch Split Cow Cuff
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9178PUO

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® PU coated palm

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.

Learn More About Sharp Objects, Cuts, and Lacerations Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling sharp metal parts formed from the presses
  • Assembling components like dashboards, panels, and seats
  • Using a wide range of tools
  • Handling hollowed metal parts

New

96782

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Nitrile Coated Palm and Fingertips
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36336K

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

92735N

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ shell  Nitrile coated palm and fingers

92723PU

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Black PU Coated Palm and Fingertips

Touchscreen

Maintenance and equipment service workers touch a lot of control panels.  There is no reason to sacrifice wearing cut protection when our Orange Kevlar® styles offer this functionality.  Check out our blog on Touchscreen gloves for additional information.

Learn More About Touchscreen Protection

Common Applications:

  • Working with control panels

MO100

ForceFlex™ Mechanics Gloves, Shadow Grass® Blades® pattern Breathable back, Palm reinforced with...
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9178PUO

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® PU coated palm

950

MCR Safety HyperFit® Mechanics Gloves Synthetic leather palm Retro-reflective logo Super stretch...

Uncoated Feel

Workers sometimes need to run their hands over the vehicle to feel for imperfections.  Uncoated gloves are what this worker should consider wearing.

Common Applications:

  • Inspection

9393

MCR Safety Cut Pro®  13 Gauge Kevlar®  Light weight string knit 

93840

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Hero™ 13 Gauge Kevlar® / Stainless Steel / Spandex Uncoated Fiber

9370KF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Kevlar® / Synthetic Regular Weight

9370L

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Kevlar® Regular weight string knit

UV Radiation

When cutting metal, be sure to wear properly filtered protective eyewear.  We have an entire resource page dedicated to this needed protection.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

Learn More About UV Radiation Protection

Common Applications:

  • Metalworking and manipulating metal parts

LW2120

Law® LW2 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lens Filter Shade 2.0 Dark Safety Glasses Soft...

DL1130

DL1 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lens Filter Shade 3.0 Dark Safety Glasses Non-Slip...

RP2150

RP2 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety Glasses Foam...

UD2130G

UD2 Series Safety Glasses Welding Safety Glasses with Gray Lenses Filter Shade 3.0 Dark Safety...

Welding and Cutting

The robot can't reach every area of the automotive frame.  Mig welders finish up the job wearing MCR Safety welding gear.  Be sure to check out our Welding Protection page for more information.

Learn More About Welding and Cutting Protection

Common Applications:

  • Welding metal pieces together

4600

MCR Safety Blue Beast® Leather Welding Work Gloves Jersey Lined Select Side Split...
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4890

MCR Safety Welding Premium Top Grain Goatskin Palm, Split Leather Back 2.5 Inch Split Leather...
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49751

MCR Safety Welding Premium Gold Grain Elkskin Leather Cotton / Foam Lined Back Sewn with DuPont™...

38030MW

Welding Jacket, 30 inch with 3 pockets

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