In the COVID-19 era, where digital tools and virtual platforms have become more important than ever before, global safety equipment manufacturer, MSA Safety Incorporated has announced that they will host free, online safety seminars from September 14 to September 18, 2020.
Free, online safety seminars
The sessions are being conducted by MSA Safety to support National Safety Stand-Down week, an annual week-long event, organized by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to help ensure construction workers have the training they need to help prevent workplace accidents.
While this year’s National Safety Stand-Down week, which is now in its seventh year, will look different due to limits on the number of people permitted to gather together, the global pandemic has not diminished the importance of providing workers with access to critical safety training programs.
OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week
OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down is a focused way to remind workers and their employers of the risks of working at heights
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls remain among the major causes of fatal workplace injuries among construction workers. And that’s one of the primary topics the MSA team of safety experts will be covering in their virtual seminars.
“OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down is a simple and focused way to remind workers and their employers of the risks of working at heights and the steps they can take to mitigate those risks in order to return safely home each and every day,” said Eleni Lucido, Vice President and General Manager of MSA’s business in the U.S. and Canada.
Enhancing fall protection safety
Eleni Lucido adds, “As a safety company dedicated to seeing to it ‘that men and women may work in safety,’ MSA is committed to helping prevent these falls and other accidents through proper training and the design of innovative products that will continue to raise the bar in fall protection safety.”
Other MSA seminar topics include ANSI/OSHA standards compliance, components of a fall-arrest system, equipment inspection procedures, and working in confined spaces. In the past three years, MSA Safety Incorporated has trained more than 40,000 workers on how to best check, inspect and use their life-saving fall protection equipment.