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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2014
(Denver, Colorado) – The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force today released the second in a series of public service announcements (PSA) as part of the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign. The PSA entitled “100% Tie-Off…It’s the Law” was unveiled prior to the Task Force meeting that is being held in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the 2014 National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Summer Conference.
“The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force continues to work hard to educate the industry’s workforce and stakeholders on the standards and compliance directives that govern fall protection when working on communication tower structures,” stated NATE Chairwoman Pat Cipov from Cipov Enterprises, Inc. in Sumter, South Carolina. “The fact of the matter remains, 100% Tie-Off is the Law and this PSA continues to echo that safety message,” Cipov exclaimed.
The Task Force’s 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign was launched in February 2014 and continues to utilize a comprehensive grassroots approach that includes public service announcement videos, paid advertising, earned media efforts, a social media component and collaborating with State Wireless Associations in order to expand the campaign’s reach.
“This latest PSA showcases the resolute commitment that the participating companies involved with the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force have in highlighting the 100% Tie-Off law and ultimately solving all of the industry’s fall protection challenges,” said Task Force member Brad Olson from Nexius.
Click here (http://youtu.be/-leZRT564Lg) to view the “100% Tie-Off...It’s the Law” PSA. Members of the Task Force are encouraging that everyone involved in the wireless industry play a role in helping the video go “viral” by sharing the PSA with their respective colleagues, friends and social media communities.
Participating companies and organizations affirming their commitment to the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign include:
Alcatel-Lucent, American Tower, AT&T, Bechtel, Black & Veatch, Crown Castle, Ericsson, General Dynamics, Goodman Networks, Jacobs, MasTec Network Solutions, Motorola Solutions, National Association of Tower Erectors, Nexius, Nokia Solutions and Networks, SAI Communications, Samsung, SBA Communications Inc., Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Velocitel Inc., Verizon Wireless and WesTower Communications.
About National Association of Tower Erectors
National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a not-for-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 725 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.
About the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force
The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force consists of top safety and operations executives representing wireless carriers, tower owners, OEM’s, turnkey/construction management firms and National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). The Task Force has been established in order to collaborate on best practice solutions to achieve sustainable safety improvements in the industry.
July/August 2014• Volume 20 • Issue 4