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NATE Plans Regional Advanced Rigging Training

Courses will be held in 12 regions this year

The National Association of Tower Erectors will offer 12 advanced rigging principles courses across the country this year, the association announced in late December.

“The Advanced Rigging Principles training progressively builds off of the Rigger Awareness Training that was developed as a result of last year’s grant,” said NATE Curriculum Development Committee Member James Ruedlinger.

The 2019 curriculum is divided into six sections:

  1. Introduction to NATE and OSHA
  2. State of the Industry
  3. Primary Regulations, Codes, Standards and Policies
  4. Synthetic Rope
  5. Rigging Forces and Lift Systems
  6. Communication and Execution of Hoisting Operations

The training will also cover execution of hoisting operations per the ANSI/ASSP 10.48 standard, “employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistleblower complaint procedures and protection provisions,” according to a NATE press release.

Training will be held in Grapevine, Texas; Portsmouth, N.H.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Tustin, Calif.; Phoenix; Urbana, Iowa; Glen Allen, Va.; Kenner, La.; Bellevue, Wash.; St. Louis; Mukwonago, Wis.; and Needham, Mass.

The sessions are funded by a Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-05018-SH8) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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