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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
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Oil and Gas Cotton Gloves, now with styles incorporating TPR Protection
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
mcr-MC504-web600
Oil and Gas Cotton Gloves, now with styles incorporating TPR Protection
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.

S1N

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

P1D

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

DC1R

Flame Resistant (FR) Deluxe Coverall Max Comfort Material 88% Cotton 12% Nylon, Red

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.

New

3611DT

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

MO100

ForceFlex™ Mechanics Work Gloves Shadow Grass® Blades® Pattern Camo Gloves Breathable Back, Palm...

MU3624

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

3601K

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

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.

HB1322PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Gray Lens MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber Head...

104PF

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

5409S

Chem-Tech, Neoprene over Latex, 28 mil, Straight Cuff

VBS120

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

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.

FF2930

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

HV100

ForceFlex® Mechanics Gloves, Padded Palm Reinforced with Rough Kevlar® Extended Neoprene Slip-On...

KV200

MCR Safety Cut Pro® ForceFlex® Mechanics Work Gloves  Cut Resistant Kevlar® Lining TPR on Back...

UT2952

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® Cut and Abrasion Resistant Gloves Orange Nitrile...

Cutting and Welding

Installing and removing equipment during turnarounds requires welding gear.

Learn More About Cutting and Welding Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling jagged material.

4700

MCR Safety Mustang™ Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Select Side Leather Full Sock Lining

4850K

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

39030

Jacket, 30 Inch Length 9 oz. green finish cotton

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.

RP219DC

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

PD1212PF

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

RP310PF

RP3 Series Black Foam Lined Safety Glasses Clear MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lenses Interchangeable Head Band...

HDX110PF

HDX1 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Lenses MAX6™ Anti-Fog Coating Removable Elastic Strap

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.

H1G

Flame Resistant (FR) Long Sleeve Henley Shirt Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton, Gray

S1T

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

SS1N

Flame Resistant (FR) Hooded Sweatshirt Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton Interlock Fleece Shell,...

Heat

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

Learn More About Heat Protection

Common Applications:

  • Contractors and construction laborers working during turnarounds.

591SJH

Luminator™, Breathable Polyester/PU Class 3 jacket, Silver reflective, Fluor Orange/Black

N96970

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

N9878BNF

MCR Safety Cut Pro® Ninja® BNF Work Gloves 18 Gauge Kevlar® Shell NFT® Coated Palm and...

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

HB1320PF

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Rubber...
New

MG9648

PredaStretch™ Work Gloves 18 Gauge Seamless Nylon Shell Full PVC Nitrile Coating with Sandy...

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.

UD312PF

UD3 Series Safety Glasses Gray Lenses with Gun Metal Frame Color MAX6™ Anti-Fog Coating Unique...

MOUD110PF

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

DM131RDC

Dominator™ DM3 Series Safety Glasses with MAX36™ Fire Mirror Lenses Gun Metal Frame Color with...

UD122PF

UD1 Series Safety Glasses Gray Lenses with Crystal Dark Blue Frame MAX6™ Anti-Fog...

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...

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

RP310PF

RP3 Series Black Foam Lined Safety Glasses Clear MAX6™ Anti-Fog Lenses Interchangeable Head Band...

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

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

8402

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

591SJH

Luminator™, Breathable Polyester/PU Class 3 jacket, Silver reflective, Fluor Orange/Black

N2658HVO

Ninja® Alchemy Work Gloves 15 Gauge Nylon Shell Fully Double Coated with PVC TPR Back of Hand...

Painting

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

Common Applications:

  • Painting during Turnarounds.

103640

Ratchet Headgear / 8"x15.5" .040 Clear PETG Shield

TY122S

DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall, zipper front, elastic sleeves and ankles, att hood & boots, 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...

MC503

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Cut and Abrasion Resistant Gloves DSM...
New

92752

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

92783

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.

RP2150

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

ST1150

ST1 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lens Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety Glasses Black...

DL1150

DL1 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lens Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety Glasses Non-Slip...

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