PITTSBURGH - Mine Safety Appliance' Instrument Division earned ISO 9001:2000 Certification last November, one year ahead of the December 2003 deadline. According to the company, this early certification establishes the MSA Instrument Division as a leader in quality control, customer satisfaction and technical excellence. ISO 9001 is a world-recognized quality standard established by the International Organization for Standardization. Among the main achievements recognizes through 9001:2000 compliance are consistent production of quality products, enhanced customer satisfaction, an overall customer focus and continual improvement in all areas of operation.