OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is scheduled for May 6-10, and the National Association of Tower Erectors is encouraging the wireless industry — which includes radio or TV station that owns or broadcasters who do work on a tower — to participate.
The Stand-Down campaign’s aim is to raise fall hazard awareness through safety meetings and activities focused on best practices for fall prevention.
The following resources are available:
- OSHA Safety Stand-Down Resources for Employers and Employees
- OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Certificate of Participation
- NATE Climber Connection Safety Videos
- NATE Anchor Inspection/Safe to Climb Guide
- ANSI/ASSP A10.48 Standard (available for purchase)
NATE also reminds participants to promote the event on social media utilizing #StandDown4Safety.
In addition to NATE, OSHA is teaming up with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Occupational Research Agenda, the Center for Construction Research and Training, the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Safety Council, National Construction Safety Executives, among other groups.
After May 10, NATE invites workers to sign up for Advanced Rigging Principles Training Courses, which are provided through an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-05018-SH8), the association says.
NATE also reports that its 2018 campaign reached more than 1 million workers at thousands of job sites.