FCC & OSHA Release Communication Tower Best Practices
“Every tower climber death is preventable,” says Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. In an act of prevention, the FCC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have released Communication Tower Best Practices, a 22-page booklet.
The booklet collects best practices gathered from industry stakeholders and participants in the Department of Labor/FCC Joint Workshops on Tower Climber Safety, October 14, 2014 and February 11, 2106. According to the booklet, these “best practices are focused on the ways in which each level in the contracting chain can build a positive culture of safety and accountability,” which is a necessary first step in creating a safer environment for industry employees.Category: In the news