NATE Receives U.S. Department of Labor Training Grant for 5th Consecutive Year
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA to receive a Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant for the 2019-2020 program year.
The topic of the program is Fall Prevention in the Construction Industry, with an emphasis on wireless rooftop deployment and safety practices. The new curriculum to be developed will be tailored specifically to the communications infrastructure industry and include detailed instruction on wireless rooftop deployment and information workers need to know such as updates to the general industry OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces Rule and Fall Protection Standards, industry-specific rooftop fall protection procedures, hazard assessment protocols, antenna identification, RF awareness, RF controls and other applicable standards. Additionally, the training will include information regarding employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistle-blower complaint procedures and protection provisions.
As a result of receiving the Harwood grant, NATE plans to host 12 Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training sessions throughout the country in 2020. NATE projects that a minimum of 336 employers and employees will receive Wireless Rooftop Deployment training throughout the grant period.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov. For more information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com.
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