How to Combat and Prevent Suspension Trauma

When tower climbers fall, the right fall protection system is there to catch them. However, the longer they remain suspended in their fall protection system, the higher the risk of sustaining suspension trauma.   What Is Suspension Trauma?   Suspension trauma, or orthostatic…

Essential Equipment for Your Tower Personnel

In the telecommunications industry, staying compliant with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and avoiding injury is paramount. This requires having the proper tower personnel and equipment while also following industry best practices and creating the safest possible work…

Pre-Climb Checklist for Tower Owners

Every company is responsible for the safety of its staff, regardless of industry, service, or location. Although the telecommunications industry ranks among the most dangerous for workers, tower companies have more health and safety resources at their disposal than ever.…

What is the NATE STAR Initiative?

What is the NATE STAR Initiative? The National Association of Tower Erectors, or NATE, has developed the STAR Initiative program as a way to improve safety for tower climbers, as well as providing education and programs for companies in the…

The Advantages of Directional Boring

The Advantages of Directional Boring Directional boring is a method used by many companies in the telecommunications industry to install underground piping and conduit along a predetermined path from the surface, while disturbing the surface and surrounding area as little…