Common Plumbing Hazards

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

Abrasive Material Handling

The drain snake is abrasive.  Excellent abrasion resistance is required when handling a metal drain snake and feeding cable into a drain.


Road Hustler Premium Grain Leather Leather Drivers Work Gloves Keystone Thumb


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


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Kevlar® PU Palm and Fingers


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

Burns and Heat

Plumbers know that burns easily occur around hot pipes.  Soldering equipment and joining pipe can burns your hands too.  Our MC504 are tested for Contact Heat at 392° Fahrenheit.


MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves Corded cotton double palm TPR Back of Hand Protection


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


Mustang Leather Drivers Utility Work Gloves Grain Goatskin Double Palm, Unlined Sewn with DuPont™...


MCR Safety Welding Premium Top Grain Goatskin Palm Split Leather Back Sewn with DuPont™...


Plumbers work in tight spaces and crawl under structures.  Being struck by falling pipe and parts is an absolute concern for plumbers, not to mention banging up one’s knuckles.


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


Predator™ Mechanics Gloves Textured PVC coated palm Tire tread pattern TPR back of hand...


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


Ninja® Alchemy PVC double coated with 15-gauge nylon shell 14 Inch gauntlet cuff

Fine Touch

Pipefitters installing pipes need snug fitting gloves, which do not limit hand movement.  Check out our 92718 cut resistant option.


MCR Safety NXG® 15 Gauge Nylon Shell Gray Nitrile Coated Palm


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


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


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


Gripping wet surfaces, such as sweating pipe, requires gloves with excellent grip.  It also helps having a cut-resistant liner, like with the 9828PU.  Grippaz gloves are excellent for splash resistant activities and wet surfaces too.

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


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


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


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

Impaired Vision

Splashing raw sewage is hazardous if it gets in a plumber’s eyes, not to mention just plain disgusting.  Flying objects and chemicals are always present when plumbing.  You will need safety glasses when working under a sink, replacing and sawing a pipe.


Dominator™ DM3 Series Gray MAX6™ Lenses - Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Black Frame Color with Black...


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


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


HK3 Series Clear MAX6™ Anti-Fog Foam Lined Lenses Frameless Safety Glasses with Clear Non-Slip...

Infectious Materials

Draining cleaning traps and installing new sewer lines involves raw sewage.  A plumber’s gloves are the last defense to health and safety risks.  Don’t mess around with improper PPE.  


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


Nitri-Chem®,Green Nitrile, 13" Length, Flock Lined, 15 mil


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


Have you ever seen standing water?  Plumbers are in constant contact with it.  Plumbers need liquid protection when clearing blocked drain lines with chemicals, power snakes, and plungers.



13-Gauge Seamless Cotton / Polyester Shell MicroFinish® Nitrile Coating 12 Inch Gauntlet Cuff


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


Nitri-Chem®,Green Nitrile, 13" Length, Flock Lined, 15 mil


28 mil, blue nitrile over green latex, 12" Length, Flock Lined

Long Sleeve Shirt

Plumbers needs clothing that is durable, comfortable and long lasting.  We offer a wind range of flame-Resistant work shirts, Hi-Vis Gear, hoodies, and jeans.


Flame Resistant (FR) Work Shirt Max Comfort™ Material 88% Cotton 12% Nylon, Tan


Flame Resistant (FR) Jeans Max Comfort™ 14.75 oz. 100% FR Denim CAT 2 HRC2 / ATPV 20.0 cal/cm2 


Class 3 Polyester Lime/Black Hoodie Zipper Front and Attached Drawstring Hood Hand Warmer Pockets


Hi-Visibility Safety Vest, ANSI 107 Type R Class 2 Solid Front Mesh Back 3 Inch Orange / Silver...

Outdoor Work

There is no guarantee the weather is going to be bright and sunny.  Don’t get caught in the rain!



UltraTech® Polyester with breathable PU coating, Class 3, Jacket w/attached adjustable storm...


UltraTech® Polyester with breathable PU coating, Class E bib pant, Dual 2” Silver...


Ninja® Ice Hi-Vis 15 Gauge Lime Nylon Acrylic Terry Interior Over The Knuckle HPT Coating


Wizard Series .28mm PVC / Nylon / PVC Rainwear 3 Piece Suit, Jacket with Detachable Hood and Bib...

Sharp Objects

Whenever cutting into metal, the plumber is exposed to sharp edges and corners that will cut into you.   


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


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


MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves DSM Dyneema® Diamond Technology Lined Goatskin Palm and...


MCR Safety Gloves For Glory Leather Welding Work Gloves, Kevlar® Lined Premium Grain Goatskin...


Joining pipes requires welding safety gear.


MCR Safety Welding Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Select Shoulder Leather


MCR Safety Welding Premium Top Grain Goatskin Palm Split Leather Back Sewn with DuPont™...


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


Jacket, 30 Inch Length 9 oz. green finish cotton

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