According to reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of construction industry deaths from falls has continued to rise and is standing at 38.8%. This is why MSA decided to host fall protection demonstrations throughout the US during the month of May.
As a part a week long safety “blitz” the MSA is providing free complaint fall protection demonstrations at construction job sites. MSA will mark the country’s week-long focus on safety with the grand opening of its latest state-of-the-art safety training facility in Houston, Texas. The facility is MSA’s second training center of this type in the U.S. It’s primary purpose will be on educating industrial workers, construction contractors, utility workers, and firefighters on how to properly select, inspect and use personal protective equipment (PPE) in an application-based atmosphere.
The three-story indoor training complex features a complex rig of ladders, platforms, confined spaces, and escape windows, which allow the simulation of true-to-life workplace scenarios.