Metal Fabrication

Fabricated Structural Metal
The Fabricated Structural Metal industry includes hazards of all kinds including: arm injuries, crush and impact, heat and...
Forging and Stamping
Forging and Stamping processes include bending, punching, and shearing machines. Protect yourself from heavy metal,...
Machine Shops
Hazards are no-doubt prevalent in a machine shop. Get the right safety gear for chemicals, liquids, oils, heat, hot...
Sheet Metal
Working with sheet metal can be hazardous. Encounter cut, crush, heat, burns, impaired vision, puncture and more. So, make...
Welding Protection
MCR Safety's Welding gloves, glasses and clothing are designed to keep you safe from the various hazards found across the...

Metal Fabrication

Metalworking Buying Guide

See distinct sub-industries within metalworking and find recommended PPE to keep work safe.

Metal Fabrication Application Matrix

Find the appropriate PPE for specific hazards with a simple easy to follow guide.

Common Metal Fabrication 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.

Arm Injuries

Arm injuries can occur during various applications found in metal fabrication processes. These can include cuts, scrapes, burns and abrasions.  Choose the proper PPE to protect your arms.

Chemicals and Liquids

Cleaning and degreasing machines directly exposes workers to harsh chemicals.  You will need quality gloves and goggles when dealing with splashing chemicals.

Heat, Burns and Hot Objects

Exposure to heat is all to common for metal fabricators.  Hot tools, hot machine parts and hot metal are always a concern.

Impaired Vision

Metal workers are exposed to flying fragments, particles and projectiles.  When metal chipping, you will need goggles and face shields with 6X greater fog resistance.

Indoor Outdoor Transition

Going inside and outside is a nightmare for those needing clear vision inside, then dealing with outdoor glare when retrieving materials.  Max 36 Indoor/Outdoor glasses are here!

Material Handling

Metal material can cause a lot of scraped hands, abrasions and cuts.  You're going to need some gloves when unloading and transporting metal! 

Pinch Points

Working on gears, chains and pulleys puts your hands in immediate harms ways.  Check out our high dexterity, high cut resistance and back-of-hand protection.


Metal splinters, small metal chips and burrs are found all over metal.  Might be smart to wear some high rated ANSI puncture gloves. 

Sharp Objects

Metal workers are in constant contact with some of the world’s sharpest materials.  Your hands can get quickly get injured from sharp metal edges and jagged surfaces.

Metal Fabrication Focused Industry-Leading Protection

MCR Safety Cut Hazard

Cut Protection

Cut hazards are everywhere in daily life. You can't afford to be using the wrong safety gear.
Pinch Hazard

Impact Protection

Protect your hands from falling objects and pinch points with MCR Safety's impact resistant technology.
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DuPont™ Kevlar®

DuPont™ Kevlar® is the ideal choice for applications requiring cut and heat, due to its ability to withstand extreme temperatures.


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.


Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber makes possible higher levels of cut protection with enhanced dexterity. Proof is in the numbers...

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  • 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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