NATE Releases Updated Tower Safety Resource
November 30, 2010
WATERTOWN, S.D.: The National Association of Tower Erectors released
the fourth edition of its “Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program
Guide” today. The guide provides safety information for folks that work on
Published since 1995, the revised guide includes methods for analyzing hazards
and a new Job Hazard Analysis form. It has updated “Competent Climber
Requirements,” referencing the new American National Standards Institute Z359
group of standards. A sample program and resource list has been added for a new
Hazard Communication Standard. More information on radio frequency exposure is
included, as well as emergency measures as required by the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration.
“Our company has been using the NATE Accident Prevention, Safety and Health
Program Guide almost since the day we joined NATE over 10 years ago,” said Jim
Tracy, president of Legacy Telecommunications, a NATE member company. “The
Guide has been indispensable in demonstrating the necessary components of a
health and safety program, both in keeping my employees safe, and in making
sure we are aware of and following applicable regulations.”
NATE information and materials are available at the group’s Web site, NATEhome.com.
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