Wireless Industry Safety Task Force Launches 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Campaign
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Wireless Industry Safety Task Force Launches
100% Tie-Off 24/7 Campaign
For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2014
(San Diego, CA) – The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force today officially launched the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign at the NATE UNITE 2014 Conference in San Diego, California.
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.
“The Association is excited to officially kick-off the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign at our NATE UNITE 2014 Conference”, exclaimed NATE Chairwoman Pat Cipov. “100% tie-off is the law and needs to be strictly emphasized and adhered to at all times”, stated Cipov.
“One of the early issues identified as a result of the task force’s collaborative efforts is the fact that many of the tower-site accidents that compromise safety involve situations where the tower technician was not properly tied-off to the structure”, stated task force member Sonya Roshek from Black & Veatch. “We believe strongly that everyone involved in the industry has a role to play when it comes to emphasizing 100% tie-off in order to ensure a safer work environment and prevent future accidents”, added Roshek.
In order to educate industry stakeholders, the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign will involve a comprehensive grassroots approach that includes the filming of public service announcements, paid advertising, earned media efforts, a social media component and collaborating with State Wireless Associations in order to expand the campaign’s reach.
“Our company is proud to participate in this campaign by affirming our commitment to 100% tie-off at all times”, said Jake Washington from Jacobs. “With the collective, industry-wide influence of the companies represented on the task force, we have a unique opportunity to raise the profile around the 100% tie-off requirement and drive home the message that there should be a zero-tolerance policy regarding this law”.
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, Verizon Wireless and WesTower Communications.
About National Association of Tower Erectors
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 670 member companies located throughout the United States, the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Guam, India, Jamaica, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.