Mining

Mining Sub-Industries

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Mining


Mining Resources


MCR Safety Impact Glove Protection Buying Guide
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Common Mining Hazards

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Abrasive Handling

Numerous mining injuries occur from working around low roofs, confined spaces, shoveling, lifting, and climbing.  We have highly abrasive gloves for this very reason.

Chemicals, Liquids, and Fluids

Cleaning mining equipment, working in processing plants, working around cutting oils and spray from leaking equipment are all concerns for the mining industry.

Chipping Stone

Goggles and sealed eyewear keep flying rock out of your eyes.

Cold Weather

Working in cold climates in open-pit surface mines during cold climates, miners will need winter clothing including bomber jackets, thermal coveralls, and insulated gloves.

Crush and Impact

Impact in confined spaces, impact from crush and other mining equipment, heavy tool handling, falling rocks, tire changing, using grinding equipment and loading materials can all be hard on the back of a worker’s hands.

Dirt, Grime, and Fluids

Mining underground and tearing into the earth gets a little dirty at times.  Coveralls are needed for underground mines, along with  raingear for outdoor surface mines.

Dust

Dirt and dust are virtually in all mining environments. Drilling, Blasting, and dust generated from hauling trucks are dust creators. Dust is known as one of the top on-the-job health risks of mining. 

Electrical Maintenance

Mines require a lot of electricity, electrical wires and electrical panels.  ARC Flash protection is the solution.

Equipment Repair and Maintenance

Mine sites use a lot of heavy trucks, hydraulics, conveyors, bulldozers and equipment.  Mechanics need excellent abrasive grip and many times require back-of-hand protection.

Handling Wire and Cables

Reinforced leather gloves are essential gear for miners.

Impaired Vision

Breaking up rock, drilling, and mining the earth creates flying particles.  Grinding residues are present too. Check out eyewear designed for this exact scenario.

Material Handling

Lifting moderately heavy objects can quickly scrape up your hands.  Material handling injuries are one of the leading causes of injuries for miners.

Operator Grip

Many workers drive equipment in mining operations.  Many mining fatalities occur due to Haul-Truck accidents.  Drivers should not even second-guess wearing premier leather driver gloves.

Overall Visibility

Underground mines are known for being dark and surface mines involve many moving vehicles.  High-visibility jackets, vests and reflective coveralls are a must!

Surveying

Mining requires a lot of mapping and planning.  Make sure you’re seen and have plenty of pockets!

Thermal Heat

Underground mining environments are often very hot and humid.  We manufacture safety gear that incorporates breathable fabrics!

UV Radiation

Working in a surface mine means the sun is probably directly hitting you.  UV protective eyewear and bright shirts are the ticket!

Welding

Installing steel borehole casings down a borehole requires welding at the joints. Face Shields and welding gear is essential mining gear.

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

Disposable gloves with Grippaz™ NitriShield® technology are engineered for maximum dexterity and toughness.
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.
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Polarized

A polarized lens blocks out glare from above and reflected light from below.
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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.
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MAX6™

MAX6™ technology offers 6x greater Anti-Fog Protection without sacrificing style and comfort.
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Sealed Eyewear

Flying debris, dirt, dust and flying materials can impair your vision and cause hazards that can be avoided with the proper protection with sealed eyewear.
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Hi Vis

MCR Safety’s Hi-Vis safety gear (PPE) offers the best protection for those working in dangerous environments.
High Visibility Gloves, Garments, and Apparal

Insulation

Feeling cold? MCR Safety's line of insulated gear can protect you in extreme temperatures.
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Liquid Protection

Don't like getting wet? MCR Safety's got your covered, literally, with premium waterproof rain & liquid protection.

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MCR Safety manufactures and supplies Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Simply put, WE PROTECT PEOPLE!  We are known world-wide for our extensive product line depth surrounding gloves, glasses, and garments spanning across numerous industries.  We offer the total package of safety gear encompassing industrial gloves, safety glasses, protective garments, welding gear, industrial boots, Flame Resistant (FR) gear, face shields, and much more.  From a glove standpoint alone, MCR Safety manufacturers and supplies over 1,000 different style gloves. Here are some of the many reasons MCR Safety is your go to source for PPE:

  • 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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