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MCR Safety End Users Blog

The Age of Smart PPE Technology is Here

Posted by Anthony Webb on Oct 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Wearable technology—from Fitbit fitness trackers, Apple smart watches and Google glasses that connect the world to your fingertips or face—is all over the media these days.

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Topics: tech, safety gear

Workers’ Compensation, PPE, and the Bottom Line

Posted by Anthony Webb on Oct 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When you say “workers’ compensation,” most employers will groan and hold their heads in their hands. Nobody likes to hear that an employee was injured on the job.

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Topics: metal fabrication, workers' compensation

Top Five Most Common Metalworking Injuries

Posted by Anthony Webb on Oct 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM

There are 4.5 million reported injuries in the metal manufacturing industry each year in the United States alone. This does not even include the innumerable near-accidents that might have resulted in injury, had luck or quick thinking not intervened.

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Topics: metal fabrication, injuries

Which Gloves to Wear When Working With Certain Metals

Posted by Anthony Webb on Sep 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Do certain metals require different gloves than others? Simply put, the answer is not exactly. Holding a piece of steel, a piece of aluminum, and a piece of lead in your hand all have the same level of danger. The main exception to this is when the metal is rusted, which we will discuss later.

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Topics: metal fabrication, gloves

Machine Shop Hazards

Posted by Anthony Webb on Sep 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

To the uninitiated, a machine shop can look a lot like a torture chamber, and with good reason. Almost any piece of equipment in the shop has the potential to injure you. Walk into a machine shop without training or protective gear, and you have the potential to be pinched, punched, cut, blinded, crushed, impaled, or electrocuted.

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Topics: metal fabrication, injuries, safety

Top Safety Resources

Posted by Anthony Webb on Aug 14, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Are you looking for good information about worksite safety? By the time you have finished reading this article, you will want to save this blog and link as a website favorite.

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Topics: safety

Safety Tips for Metalworking Around Lubricants, Greases, and Coolants

Posted by Anthony Webb on Aug 7, 2018 8:30:00 AM

100 million gallons of metalworking fluids are produced every year, impacting over 1 million employees. These fluids are used to lubricate metal parts, prevent corrosion, remove chips from tools, and are used in grinding, boring and cutting operations. Workers exposed to fluids can experience skin disorders, skin irritations, throat irritations, eye injuries, and respiratory problems.    

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Topics: metal fabrication

8 Key Metal Manufacturers in the US to Keep Your Eye On

Posted by Anthony Webb on Jul 26, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The US metal manufacturing industry employs more than 1.3 million people and generates $359 billion in shipments annually. If you’re involved in the metalworking industry, it’s worth keeping tabs on the largest companies operating in the industry. Whether they’re making hardware, vehicles, cutlery, or engines, the successes and failures of these companies impact us all.

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Topics: metal fabrication, manufacturing

Trends in Metalworking

Posted by Anthony Webb on Jul 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

There are 517,000 metalworkers working in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing industry. These workers, along with anyone who has ever studied metalworking history, knows that technology is always changing.

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Topics: metal fabrication

Anti-Fog, Polarized and Scratch Resistance Technology

Posted by Anthony Webb on Jul 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Eye protection is critical in metal fabrication environments. Welding, UV radiation, dust, flying metal fragments and splashing chemicals are all hazards that can affect the eyes. Any one of these hazards can permanently damage the eyes, leading to reduced vision or blindness.

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Topics: metal fabrication, glasses