PA-based Mountain Productions, a provider of staging and rigging for industrial, entertainment, and special events, understands that safety is an important aspect of servicing the industry, so much so that the company requires all shop personnel participate in a three-day safety training event.

Mandatory classes include CPR/First Aid by the Red Cross, forklift training and certification by Stebbins Safety, and fire safety and fire extinguisher training by Danchack. The classes are taught using video and hands-on experiences for learning how to be safe on the job. There will also be a presentation and discussion of occupational safety with an OSHA rep, a safety concerns discussion with an insurance company rep, driver safety and concerns with PA State Police, and video presentations on workplace safety.

Mountain Productions also hosts an annual Hoist School, in conjunction with Columbus McKinnon. The 2006 Hoist School will be held Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23. For more information visit