What Are the Safety Risks of Nighttime Tower Climbs?
From unexpected infrastructure issues to shutdowns inside a network, there are multiple reasons why tower personnel might have to make the climb at night. While there are additional safety risks involved in doing so, there also are a number of strategies that may be used to minimize them. Read More >
5G Tower Upgrades: What Are the Risks?
While every cell carrier is consumed with assembling their own 5G network, they’re also driven to make sure they promote the fastest, widest-ranging 5G availability. As a result, providers employ the services of tower companies and climbers to install new technology and update existing infrastructure across the nation. On top… Read More >
How 5G Affects the Need for Tower Climbers
With every major wireless update comes a need for infrastructure modifications. As companies and consumers grow hungrier for 5G technology, more and more tower personnel are being called to action. Let’s take a closer look at exactly how 5G affects the need for tower technicians. General Assembly The primary… Read More >
The Dangers of Radiofrequency Energy Overexposure
As dramatically as technology in the telecommunications industry has advanced, so too have hazards, dangers, and detriments. Fortunately, many of the causes are entirely avoidable or at least predictable enough to overcome. Notwithstanding, no crew or company should minimize the risks that tower personnel face –– especially as it pertains… Read More >
What to Expect During a Tower Inspection and Site Audit?
Whether it’s performed after an on-site incident or conducted proactively at random times, a tower inspection can reveal a lot about your tower company, contractors, and full-time staff. Here’s what you should expect during and after your site audit. Elements of a Site Audit Assigning audits to an independent… Read More >
An Update for Our Valued Clients
First, we sincerely hope that you and your families – at home and at work – are all healthy and whole during these strange and difficult times. We want to let you know that your USA Telecom team is here for you. Our entire organization has been working remotely since… Read More >
Auditing the Safety of Your Tower Personnel
For tower owners, safety audits are an important way to correct unsafe behavior, practices, and planning before having to deal with unfavorable consequences. In fact, the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) requires certain industry entities to conduct a set number of quarterly audits to remain eligible for membership. Why… Read More >
RF Safety for Telecommunications Tower Technicians
Safety equipment protects tower climbers from avoidable injuries and fatalities. Each site and each day, they must consider the specific hazards that are presented— such as from weather or other conditions—and determine the right protection needed. However, the tools required for certain jobs also might guard tower technicians from unseen… Read More >
Fall Protection Standards in the Tower Industry
Cell tower structures range anywhere from 50 feet to 2,000 feet in height, depending on the type, which means climbers are often one malfunctioning piece of equipment, electrical hazard, or unclear hand signal away from a potentially fatal fall. That’s why organizations like the National Association of Tower… Read More >
Do You Have the Right Types of Coverage in Place?
If you work in telecommunications industry, you know it can be difficult to find an insurance company that will underwrite all the types of insurance coverage needed for proper risk management and comprehensive protection. Many insurance carriers have no interest in underwriting the risks associated with telecommunications companies due to… Read More >