Safety, Training, Accountability and Reliability (STAR) are the foundation for NATE members participating in this initiative for improving safety and recognizing qualified contractors.
NATE Now Accepting STAR Initiative Applications
The application process for the NATE STAR Initiative has officially begun for the 2014-2015 enrollment period. The NATE STAR Initiative continues to gain momentum as it prepares to begin its fourth year and is the Association’s signature program designed to help companies operate safely and recognize tower contractors, tower owners and carriers who voluntarily adhere to higher safety standards. This is the only time of the year when new participants are accepted; current participants must re-apply at this time as well.
The STAR Initiative has seen an increase in participating companies each year and the site safety audits and other program documentation requirements have served to allow participants to proactively identify and correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies. In 2012-2013, STAR participating companies reported conducting 2,168 site safety audits and identified/corrected 378 hazards on their respective job sites. These results provide valuable benchmarks and tangible and compelling evidence that STAR member companies are leading the charge in terms of making our industry safer.
If your company is dedicated to raising the bar for safety and professionalism in the industry, then you belong in this program. To become a member of the NATE STAR Initiative, go to www.natehome.com, review the eligibility and participation requirements criteria, complete the appropriate application form and submit. Applications must be submitted online no later than August 31, 2014.
Once your application/agreement form is received in the NATE office, it will be reviewed to confirm eligibility. NATE will advise all members of their application status upon completion of review, and forward certificates and cards to those companies accepted into the program. This information will be provided prior to the commencement of the program year, which begins on October 1, 2014. The NATE STAR Initiative provides an excellent opportunity for NATE members to have an impact on safety and recognizes those companies that embrace higher standards to safeguard their employees. All eligible members are encouraged to submit their application today.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shelly Trego, NATE Operations Manager, at email@example.com or 888-882-5865 (U.S.) or 605-882-5865.
July/August 2014• Volume 20 • Issue 4