Ryan recruited colleague George H. Deike to help realize his vision for a new company. Recognizing the critical importance of dependable, safe mining equipment, they went straight to one of the country’s great thinkers: Thomas Edison. The brilliant inventor helped Ryan and Deike create the electric cap lamp which, over the next 25 years, reduced mine explosions by an astounding 75 percent. Of all his inventions, this was the one that did the most for humanity, Edison would later say in life.
In the decades that have come and gone, MSA has continued to lead the charge for workplace safety. We’ve led the way with small first-aid kits and portable methane detectors, and harnessed new technologies to produce state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras, ballistic helmets, and leading edge systems for gas and flame detection.
But we’ve never forgotten where we came from, or why we’re here. We’re called The Safety Company for a reason – a very important reason: Our goal, every single day, is to provide our customers with dependable, high-quality products, instruments, and service to help ensure a safe return home at the end of each work day.
Improve worker safety with portable gas detectors. These devices clearly alert users about potential risks and enable them to take action. The gas detectors can detect and monitor a wide range of gases and are effective for a range of industrial, response, hazmat, oil and gas, and environmental uses, including confined spaces, and toxic gas monitoring.
Safety goggles and glasses are intended to shield the wearer's eyes from the potential impact of hazardous flying objects, large chips and particles. Workers are required to use eye safety spectacles with side shields when there is a hazard from flying objects. Goggles fit the face immediately surrounding the eyes and form a protective seal around the eyes.