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NATE Releases Work Zone Protection Safety Video

Posted on: June 13, 2023 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2023

Video is the Second to Debut in Volume 6 of the Association’s Popular #ClimberConnection Series

(Watertown, SD) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced today the official release of a video on Work Zone Protection. The video, the second to debut in Volume 6 of the Association’s popular #ClimberConnection series.

The video shines a spotlight on the safety best practices associated with Work Zone Protection, specifically relating to the appropriate use of temporary traffic control devices, proper signage, the type of PPE safety gear technicians working in these environments are required to wear, and the different scenarios workers are confronted with while deploying fiber, network equipment, and communications infrastructure in areas near pedestrian and traffic flow.

The video’s release is timely as generational broadband investments are slated to be made as part of the $42.5 Billion Bead Program and as 5G networks densification continues to scale through the deployment of small cell equipment. Much of these work activities will take place in public right-of-ways in closer proximity to people in urban and suburban areas of the country.

“I applaud NATE for utilizing the platform of the #ClimberConnection video series to educate the industry’s workforce on the best practices associated with working in densely populated urban centers and suburban areas,” said George Kerstetter, Director of Outside Plant at Beehive Broadband. “A lot can go wrong when working in these environments and it is critical that workers are educated and trained on work zone protection protocols to remain safe and stay out of harm’s way,” Kerstetter added.

Click HERE to watch the Work Zone Protection video. NATE encourages tower technicians, fiber installers, and all communications infrastructure stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the video on their respective social networking platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConnection.

The Association also encourages industry workers to subscribe to NATE’s YouTube Channel and share their comments on the video through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Tumblr , Twitter and YouTube platforms.

The #ClimberConnection Volume 6 campaign is designed to provide education on timely topics directly to the industry’s workforce. For more information on NATE, visit


About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure industries. It is recognized as the tower industry leader in promoting safety, standards, and education. Today, the Association boasts approximately 1,155 member companies (mostly small businesses) that construct, service or maintain hundreds of thousands of communications towers and next generation networks throughout the United States and 12 other countries.

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