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…

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.…

When to Inspect Your Tower Fall Protection Gear

A thorough visual inspection is an appropriate way for tower personnel to determine whether their fall protection equipment is malfunctioning, damaged, or unsalvageable. Because most fall protection manufacturers aren’t required to disclaim exact expiration dates, visual inspections also might be…