MSA Helps Across the World
When disaster strikes, MSA has a history of responding quickly – sending equipment and safety expertise when and where it’s needed most. When a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan in 2011, MSA sent thousands of air-purifying respirators to help protect emergency responders and clean-up workers from possible nuclear radiation at the stricken Fukushima power plant.
When millions of gallons of oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, MSA helped protect clean-up workers by sending many of our products, including respirators, multi-gas detectors, and hard hats to the disaster scene.
And immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, MSA shipped more than $3 million of safety equipment, including thermal imaging cameras, hard hats, and respirators to disaster sites in New York City and Washington, D.C. – within 24 hours of the attacks. MSA associates at Ground Zero worked almost continuously for months afterwards, providing on-site support and product training.
MSA actively supports many philanthropic groups through our associates and the MSA Charitable Foundation, and our annual contributions to the United Way total nearly $1 million.
This support is simply part of who we are and what we do. We aim to help workers throughout the world, but we believe our position as the global leader in safety provides us with a unique opportunity to improve safety, and improve lives, around the world.