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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
Highlighting Heavy Duty Impact Cotton Gloves
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
Highlighting Heavy Duty Impact Cotton Gloves
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.

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Flame Resistant FR Navy Work Pants 7 oz. 88% Cotton and 12% Nylon Twill Fabric CAT2 /  ATPV 8.6...

The Safest FR Clothing in the World! Summit Breeze® Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt Medium Blue...

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Vintage Flame Resistant FR Jeans Light Weight and Stretchable Material Blue Denim Cotton and...

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.

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

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge Lime HyperMax™ Shell Orange...

Ninja® BNF Evolution Work Gloves 15 Gauge Ingenia™ Shell NFT® Palm and Fingertip...

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.

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Elastic...

14 Inch Butyl Rubber Glove 5 mil Smooth Finish Gauntlet Rolled Cuff

"XO Skeleton" Headgear Clear 1 Piece Molded Face Shield MAX6® Premium Anti-Fog Coating

16 Inch Black PVC Work Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Interior Lining Over the Sock...

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.

MCR Safety® Forceflex®  Mechanics Gloves Cut Resistant Work Gloves D3O® Back of Hand and Padded...

Predator® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Impact Resistant Work Gloves Tire Tread TPR on Back,...

Predator® Insulated Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Impact Resistant Work Gloves Cut Resistant...

Big Jake® Ultimate Protection Premium  A+ Side Leather Palm Work Gloves Full Leather Back with...

Cutting and Welding

Installing and removing equipment during turnarounds requires welding gear.

Learn More About Cutting and Welding Protection

Common Applications:

  • Handling jagged material.

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Leather Welding Work Gloves Premium Top Grain Cowhide Palm, Split Leather Back 4 Inch Split...

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

Memphis Series Black Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety...

Green Cotton Welding Jacket 9 Ounce Green Finish Cotton Anodized Snap Closures 30 Inch Length

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.

Swagger® RP2 Series Black Safety Glasses Clear Lenses MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Black Temples with...

Swagger® RP3 Series Black Foam Lined Safety Glasses Clear MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Interchangeable...

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

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

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.

The Safest FR Clothing in the World! Summit Breeze® Class 3 Flame Resistant (FR) Shirt Lime...

MCR Safety Flame Resistant FR Work Shirt Lightweight Long Sleeve T-Shirt Comfortable 100% FR...

Summit Breeze® Flame Resistant (FR) Coverall Gray 7-ounce Cotton Material Long Sleeve Coverall...

Flame Resistant (FR) CAT3 Balaclava   Made with CarbonX® material One size fits all

Heat

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

Learn More About Heat Protection

Common Applications:

  • Contractors and construction laborers working during turnarounds.

Luminator™, Breathable Polyester/PU Class 3 jacket, White reflective, Fluorescent Lime

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...

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

Hi-Visibility Recycled Safety Vest ANSI 107 Type R, Class 2 Manufactured with Recycled...

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.

Hydroblast Suit .35mm PVC / Polyester, Limited Flammability Jacket with Attached Hood and Bib Pants

Ninja® Alchemy Cut Work Gloves Cut Resistant and Chemical Resistant TPR Back of Hand Provides...

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

"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.

Memphis Series Black Safety Glasses with Clear Lenses UV-AF® Anti-Fog Coating Wrap Around Lens...

Memphis Series Mossy Oak® Camo Safety Glasses Amber Yellow Lenses UV-AF® Anti-Fog Coating Wrap...

Checklite® CL4 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Lens MAX6® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Earplug...

Memphis Series Biofocal Readers Safety Glasses 2.0 Diopter Clear Lenses Wrap Around Lens Design

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.

Mustang Utility Leather Work Gloves Premium Grain Goatskin Double Palm Fleece Lined with a...

Hydroblast­® HB3 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens UV-AF® Anti-Fog Lens Coating Adjustable Elastic...

DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall with zipper front, elastic sleeves & ankles, attached hood, white

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

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. 

 

16 Inch Black PVC Work Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Interior Lining Over the Sock...

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

6 Inch Black PVC Boots with Lace-Up Strings Steel Toe and Steel Shank Cleated Sole, Polyester Liner

Ninja® Alchemy Cut Work Gloves Cut Resistant and Chemical Resistant TPR Back of Hand Provides...

Painting

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

Common Applications:

  • Painting during Turnarounds.

Ratchet Headgear + Face Shield Bagged Together Polycarbonate Face Shield Lightweight Blue Nylon...

DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall with zipper front, elastic sleeves & ankles, attached hood, white

NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology Blue Disposable Nitrile Gloves Powder Free Industrial Food...

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.

A Select Shoulder Leather Split Leather Palm Work Gloves DuPont™ Kevlar® Fiber Plaited Liner 2.5...

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves CutPro® UltraTech® 13 Gauge Lime HyperMax™ Shell 10 Gauge...

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

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.

Memphis Series Black Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 3.0 Dark Safety...

Swagger® SR5 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 5.0 Dark Safety...

Swagger® UD2 Series Safety Glasses Provides Ultra Defense Ballistic Impact Protection Welding...

Swagger® RP2 Series Welding Safety Glasses with Green Lenses Filter Shade 2.0 Dark Safety...

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