Safety Resources

NATE Glossary of Tower and Communications Terminology (2020), Third Edition


This safety resource is available as a free download to members in the Member Login section of the NATE website.

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Communication is vital to safety. Recognizing and understanding commonly used terminology is a crucial aspect of keeping workers safe. The newly revised NATE Glossary of Tower and Communications Terminology defines hundreds of commonly used tower site terms.

There are an immense amount of terminology, acronyms, and slang used within our industry. It differs from region to region and among different types of organizations.

Recognizing the impact improved communication can have on tower site safety, and the need for consistency in this terminology, the NATE Safety & Education Committee has developed this third edition compilation of terminology from companies of all types across the nation, and in an effort to create an exhaustive, comprehensive book for not only the newcomers to the trade, but also for the experienced individual wishing to fine tune their awareness of industry terminology. 

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