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Join NATE in Participating in this Week’s OSHA National Safety Stand-Down

Posted 5.8.17
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Join NATE in Participating in this Week’s OSHA National Safety Stand-Down

May 8 – 12, 2017 Dedicated to Fall Prevention Awareness

(Watertown, SD) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is urging its members and all wireless industry companies and stakeholders to actively participate in this week’s OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. NATE and OSHA are requesting that employers set aside time throughout this week to facilitate safety meetings and activities in order to have an open discussion with their workers about industry safety and fall prevention. According to OSHA, falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry.

In addition to NATE, OSHA is partnering with key groups to assist with this effort, including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), OSHA approved State Plans, State Consultation Programs, Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Safety Council, National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE), U.S. Air Force, and OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.

“NATE is driven by a relentless commitment to ensure that all workers return home safely each and every night and the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down provides an incredible opportunity for everyone engaged in the communications tower industry to reinforce the protocols and practices associated with working safely at heights,” stated NATE Chairman Jim Tracy, CEO of Legacy Telecommunications, Inc. in Burley, Washington. “NATE has an abundance of best practice resources available for the industry to utilize this week in order to ensure that a culture of safety permeates each employer and employee,” Tracy added.

As part of National Safety Stand-Down week, OSHA has developed a Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down webpage that can be accessed HERE. NATE is encouraging companies and workers to incorporate the following resources into their National Safety Stand-Down Activities:

OSHA Safety Stand-Down Resources for Employers and Employees

OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Certificate of Participation

NATE Climber Connection Safety Videos

100% Tie-Off 24/7 Committment Certificate

Anchor Inspection/Safe to Climb Protocol

Additionally, to register to participate in one of NATE’s upcoming 2017 Fall Prevention Worker Training Courses, CLICK HERE. The Fall Prevention Worker Training Courses are offered due to an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant the Association received.

OSHA and NATE are encouraging companies and workers to share their National Safety Stand-Down stories on social media utilizing the hashtag #StandDown4Safety.

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About National Association of Tower Erectors

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 820 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, and Trinidad and Tobago. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.

 

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