Iron and Steel Mills

Common Iron and Steel Mills Hazards

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


Abrasive Handling

Repairing hot stoves, handling steel and abrasive metal requires abrasive resistant gloves. 

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Road Hustler Premium Grain Leather Leather Drivers Work Gloves Keystone Thumb

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

Big Jake® Premium  A+ Side Leather Palm Work Gloves Sewn with DuPont™ Kevlar® 2 3/4 Inch Safety Cuff

MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology Cut Resistant Work Gloves Polyurethane...

Crush and Impact

There are over 4,000 industrial mechanics working around machines and oily parts.  Our coated impact gloves are perfect for this type of work.

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Predator® Mechanics Work Gloves Textured PVC coated synthetic palm High Visibility Spandex...

MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves Hi-Visibility Abrasion Resistant Gloves 2-Way Stretch...

Predator® Mechanics Work Gloves Textured PVC Coated Palm Tire Tread Pattern TPR Back of Hand...

MCR Safety FlexTuff® Mechanics Gloves Synthetic leather palm HyperMax™ cut resistant palm...

Dirt, Grime, and FR Protection

Workers require at the minimum, 100% cotton clothing or FR coveralls acting as a barrier between you and the elements.   Max Comfort Safety gear is your ticket to protection. 

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Flame Resistant (FR) Jeans Max Comfort™ 14.75 oz. 100% FR Denim CAT 2 HRC2 / ATPV 21 cal/cm2

Flame Resistant (FR) Work Shirt Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton, Gray

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

Flame Resistant (FR) Contractor Coverall Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton, Navy Blue

Dust

Coal handling, coke handling and sinter plants generate some dust across Iron and Steel Mills.  Check out our lined protective eyewear styles.

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

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

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

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

Heat Stress

Heat is generated across all steelmaking operations.   Breathable raingear utilizes the technology shown in the above image.  We also manufacture Breathable Nitrile Foam and Breathable FLT gloves, all designed to keep you cool and comfortable, enough said!

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

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

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

High Heat and Molten Surfaces

 MCR Safety's ITC testing lab tests gloves for ANSI Conductive Heat.  Check out our gloves designed for high heat.

MCR Safety High Heat Welding Double Wool Lined Treated Green Split Leather

MCR Safety Foundry Jersey Foam Lined Leather Welding Work Gloves Select Cowskin Shoulder...

Red Brick® Terrycloth Work Gloves Heavy Weight 2-Ply Construction Loop-in Terrycloth Nitrile...

Black Jack® Series Black Neoprene Coated Work Gloves Multi-Dipped Etched Rough Neoprene 14 Inch...

Overall Visibility

Material moving workers need to wear Hi-Vis gear in high traffic areas moving steel. 

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Safety Vest, ANSI Type R, Class 2 compliant, 2" silver reflective stripes, Zipper front, Lime...

Safety Vest, Economy Class 2 Mesh, 2" Silver Reflective, Zippered Front, Orange

ANSI/ISEA 107 Type R, Class 2, 2” Silver Stripe, Hook and Loop Front Closure, No Pockets

T-Shirt, Class 2, Short Sleeve, Birds eye mesh, 2" Silver Reflective Stripes, chest pocket, lime

Impaired Vision

Eyewear hazards are in most all areas of an iron and steel mill, from finishing, to grinding, to welding and molten metal.  Do not worry; we have styles with 6X greater Anti-Fog technology, perfect for hot environments. 

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

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

Dominator™ DM3 Series Black Mirror MAX36™ Lenses - Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Black Frame Color with...

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

Marking Steel

Spraying steel produces liquid and moisture.  Disposable gloves, FR coveralls and goggles are definitely needed when performing this work. 

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

Flame Resistant (FR) Contractor Coverall Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton, Navy Blue

Sharp Objects

Burrs on steel products can easily cause a laceration.  From finishing operations, metal material handling and extruding operations, cut injuries are always a concern.

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MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology Cut Resistant Work Gloves  Sandy...

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

UV Light

UV light requires filtered protective eyewear. 

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Dominator™ DM3 Series Polarized Black Mirror MAX36™ Lenses Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Black Frame...

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

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

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

Lack of Safety Knowledge

The saying goes, "You don't know what you don't know". Let our 360 team help you know more abut PPE.

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