Commercial Construction with Cranes


Construction Sub-Industries

Click on an application/industry below to learn more about common hazards, safety equipment, and how to stay safe with the proper safety equipment & gear.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over six million workers involved in the construction industry. These workers cover a wide range of activities, ranging from carpenters remodeling homes, to plumbers installing new pipe, all the way to your roadway workers erecting a new bridge. Most all of these workers face day-to-day safety hazards that can potentially cause personal injury.  In 2014 alone, according to the BLS, there were over 73,000 construction related injuries. For peace of mind, workers want PPE they can count on protecting them from the hazards and elements.

With construction conditions producing thousands of injuries, workers turn to MCR Safety for premier PPE, for recommendations and ultimately for guidance. Due to 40 years of protecting construction workers, we know the hazards faced. So much so, that we have broken down the construction industry into the six distinct sub-sectors – Carpentry, Concrete, Electrical, Highway, HVAC, and Roofing. We know that each sector includes unique hazards that not everyone in construction faces. 

Case in point, the concrete industry is well known to cause cement burns carpenters will most likely never face. So, we have made this page user friendly by outlining each sector’s unique hazard and then providing recommendations for protecting you! We know your life is important and there is no time to waste in keeping you safe. 

In the event we do not cover your unique hazard, we look to you for telling us. Feel free to drop us some feedback at the bottom of this page. If you are wishing to have direct consultation, we can assist there too! All you have to do is provide some information below and we will have a trained 360 Safety Specialist contact you.   We protect people!

Construction and Concrete Glove Guide

Choosing the right gloves is a critical safety step. This is even more true for concrete workers.

Construction Glove Application Guide

We offer many different glove options for construction, as the needs vary widely across the industry. Learn which glove materials offer the best protection for your specific application.

Top Construction-Related Work Injuries

Get the real stats! Learn what the top injuries are within the construction industry. Knowing is half the battle of keeping you safe.

State of Construction in the U.S.
Eyewear Buying Guide

Each year, more than 2.5 million eye injuries occur. Protect yourself by finding the right eye protection for the job.

Common Construction 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.

Crush Hazard

Crush and Impact

The most common cause of hand injuries is blunt trauma. Overall, 76% of all injuries are the result of cut and crush. Construction workers face a multitude of close quarter environments resulting in pinch point injuries.

MCR Safety Hi-Vis gear in the snow

Extreme Temperature

Most all construction workers must face Mother Nature head on. Let us help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Foggy Construction Site

Impaired Vision

Flying debris and dust is everywhere on a jobsite. Without proper eyewear, it is sure to cause a hazardous loss of visibility. Let us help keep your eyes fixed on the job at hand.

Lack of Visibility needs High Visibility

Overall Visibility

Construction is an ever-changing environment. Why risk not being seen?
MCR Safety Predator Alycore Gloves with rebar

Sharp Objects

Ever come across some jagged rebar? We figured the answer was yes. Over 18% of all hand injuries are from cuts and lacerations. Construction workers come into constant contact with rough, sharp and jagged surfaces.

Wet Environment

71% of the earth is water. You might want to consider some waterproof gloves and rain gear.

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Construction Focused Industry-Leading Protection


D3O® technology delivers the highest performing impact protection to protect from hazards at work.


Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber makes possible higher levels of cut protection with enhanced dexterity. Proof is in the numbers...
Grippaz Dexterity to CE Level 5


Disposable gloves with Grippaz™ NitriShield® technology are engineered for maximum dexterity and toughness.
MCR Safety High Visibility Vest

Hi Vis

MCR Safety’s Hi-Vis safety gear (PPE) offers the best protection for those working in dangerous environments.
High Visibility Gloves, Garments, and Apparal


Feeling cold? MCR Safety's line of insulated gear can protect you in extreme temperatures.
MCR Safety Waterproof Boots and Pants

Liquid Protection

Don't like getting wet? MCR Safety's got your covered, literally, with premium waterproof rain & liquid protection.
MCR Safety Magnifiers

Magnifiers / Readers

MCR Safety Magnifiers enhance the wearer's overall vision. This technology allows one to see more precisely and closer to the fine print!
MCR Safety MAX 6


MAX6™ technology offers 6x greater Anti-Fog Protection without sacrificing style and comfort.


A polarized lens blocks out glare from above and reflected light from below.

Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR)

Superior back of hand protection, the "Forgotten Zone", with Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR). Full flexibility and range of motion derived from rubber's elasticity.

MCR Safety Logo Why MCR Safety Products? MCR Safety Logo

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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