MSA (Mine Safety Appliances)

About MSA

Now established as a global leader in the development of safety products for the mining industry and beyond, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) was founded in 1914. Since its inception, MSA has grown its product line to include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.

  • Mining


Following a tragedy on March 26, 1912, when more than 80 miners lost their lives due to the explosion at Jed Mine in West Virginia, mine engineer John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike vowed to build a company that would make mines safer. Working with one of the country’s most brilliant minds, Thomas Edison, to design an innovative cap lamp, MSA went on to reduce mine explosions by 75% in the US over the next 25 years.

Product Range

10194788 V-Gard® H1 Safety Helmet, Trivent, Hi-Viz Yellow/Green, Fas-Trac® III Pivot, ANSI, EN12492

The Altair 4X Detector (20039) is a fully portable multi-gas detector that can alert the user to the presence of combustibles, toxins, and anaerobic environments in 15 seconds. It comes with improved reusability and accuracy compared to previous models, as well as a lower maintenance cost. (Buy it now from our store)

The W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator (455299) is a one-time-use device that provides emergency respiratory protection against carbon monoxide gas resulting from underground fires or explosions. (But it now from our store)

Through Carroll Technologies, MSA also supplies a range of safety glasses and hard hats, including the Arctic Smoke Safety Glasses (697515) and V-Guard Hard Hat (475369), as well as other essential mining safety accessories.

Why MSA?

Using a mix of mechanical systems, quality materials and electronics, MSA products are trusted by mines across the world. For MSA, development, testing and evaluation of all its products is a top priority.

According to Carroll president Allen Haywood: “MSA has been a solid company for decades; we have a long-standing relationship with them.

“MSA is probably one of the oldest safety-oriented mining safety companies. They provide not only W65 rescuers but all types of instrumentation, such as handheld spotters or monitors, which can check for an array of different gases.

“As a portable unit that the worker wears, these monitors give real-time results and warnings of low oxygen or toxic gases. They also have fire protection, which is a big concern these days, for underground or above-ground operations, mining, and other industries such as construction.”

Where to Buy

Carroll Technologies provides an extensive range of MSA products, working closely with customers to recommend the best solutions for any given application.

For more information about MSA mining safety products provided through Carroll Technologies, or to find out what safety solutions are best suited for your mining operation, call Carroll on 606-573-1000.