MSA debuts state-of-the-art safety training center
New facility offers hands-on safety training areas
By Mark Deasy
Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA has unveiled a new state-of-the-art safety-training center at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
Located just steps away from the company’s Corporate headquarters in Cranberry Woods, this three-story indoor training complex is packed with an intricate rig of ladders, platforms, manholes, and escape windows, allowing MSA to simulate a myriad of true-to-life worker safety scenarios. MSA will utilize this world class facility to train industrial workers, construction contractors, utility workers, and firefighters on how to properly select, inspect and use personal protective equipment (PPE) in a hands-on, application based atmosphere.
Confined spaces training receives special emphasis, utilizing custom enclosures to practice climbing and crawling, as well as provisions for pre-entry atmospheric testing/monitoring and related respiratory protection devices. Instruction on the repair and maintenance of gas detection instruments and other PPE is also available to provide end-users the confidence to run their own maintenance programs at their home facilities.
In addition to the hands-on safety training areas, the center also includes a completely modular classroom setting consistent with the continuing education mission of the RLA.
This new facility, which represents nearly a million dollar investment for the company, makes it possible for MSA to offer a wide array of training courses covering all of MSA’s product lines across nearly every industry the company serves.
To learn more, go to www.msasafety.com or contact MSA Customer Service at 800-672-2222.
About the Author
Mark Deasy is the Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communications for the Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA).