SEMC Flexible Steel Safety Climb Standard

Steel Safety Climb Standard

The Safety Equipment Manufacturers Committee (SEMC) has released their latest consensus document on the Flexible Steel Safety Climb Standard. The document, which is the result of years worth of work, clearly defines what the system is, when it is an appurtenance to the structure, when it becomes PPE, as well as installation guidelines and inspection requirements and […]

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FCC, OSHA Release Tower Climber Safety Guide

Tower Climber Safety Guide

The FCC and OSHA, recently released their Tower Climber Safety Guide. The guide is a result of the long-standing commitment of both agencies to ensure the safety of tower workers. They’ve hosted workshops with input from industry stakeholders to identify and establish accepted practices for performing communication towers work safely. In a joint statement, FCC […]

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OSHA Safety Stand-Down May 8-12, 2017

    OSHA Safety Stand-Down May 8-12, 2017 View this email in your browser Safety LMS encourages you to participate in OSHA’s Safety Stand-Down from May 8-12th, 2017. The week is designed to promote safety and prevent fall in the construction industry, an important aspect of every business that gets over looked far too often. […]

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Safety LMS Opens New Austin Training Facility

    Safety LMS Opens New Austin Facility On January 21st , 2017, we opened the doors for the first class in the brand-new VISTA Training Facility in Austin, TX. We are extremely proud and excited to share the news with the industry.We now have a large environmentally controlled training area with seating space for a […]

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Petzl ID Compliance

Petzl recently released a statement on the safety of their I’D descenders. They have stated that any of their products, pre-ANSI Rating, have no changes apart from the ANSI markings, therefore they will all meet the strength and performance requirements covered in the standard. For full details on the statement, see the attached press release.   The […]

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Immediate Action Required X2 & X3

X2 and X3 Recall Notice

3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has identified a limited number of 3M™ DBI-SALA® LAD-SAF™ X2 and 3M™ DBI-SALA® LAD-SAF™ X3 sleeves with the locking lever not working properly. This condition can allow the sleeve to disengage from the cable during use. The assembly error is believed to affect only a limited number of units […]

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OSHA Updates the Walking-Working Surfaces Regulation

Safety Course Breakdown OSHA Updates

OSHA Updates the Walking-Working Surfaces Regulation A Great article written by my good friend and President of Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI), Loui Mc Curley about the latest OSHA updates. It’s here! OSHA’s long awaited revision to its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces has been published at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/18/2016-24557/walking- working-surfaces- and-personal- protective-equipment- fall-protection- systems. This is […]

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Safety Course Breakdown – Competent Rigging

Safety Course Breakdown OSHA Updates

    Safety LMS – Weekly Newsletter – 11/14/16 View this email in your browser Safety Course Breakdown It’s time for another Safety Course Breakdown by Safety LMS. In this section we’ll give a quick preview of our wide selection of courses to give insight to why Safety LMS is the best training company in […]

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SAFETY RECALL NOTICE – Zorbit Energy Absorber

3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has identified a production issue with its Zorbit Energy Absorbers that created a risk of serious injury or death for a user in the event of a fall from height. Although there have been no reported accidents or injuries associated with this issue, 3M Fall Protection is voluntarily recalling […]

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Don’t fall for it – Changes in tower safety regulations

There has been countless changes in tower safety regulations recently. All of these changes coming from the hard work of subject matter experts and volunteers on many other regulation boards with the one goal of making the industry safer. The problem with all of these new regulations being released is that climbers may have lost track […]

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How and why to get certified as a Competent Rigger and Signal Person

Three relatively new courses released into the industry are the Basic Rigging, Competent Rigging, and Crane Spotter/Signal Person courses. As with most new courses, there remains some confusion around the purpose of the course and whether the it is needed for your companies day to day tasks. The following article, published by Inside Towers, goes into detail about […]

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Check the boxes on your Safety Re-Certs…

Choose a company that takes pride in keeping their customers safe. The Safety LMS team believes that it should take more than a 4 step checklist to be re-certified in a class that could save a person’s life one day. We love not seeing the Tower Industry in the headlines for new accidents. So we […]

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When is my harness due to be replaced?

It seems that there is a lot of confusion surrounding harness labeling and replacement dates. Many of the misconceptions have come from incomplete information that people have received from the company they use for safety training and certification.   Here is how it breaks down:   Some manufacturers have a service life as part of their labeling. […]

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New Tower Lighting Requirements are Switched On

Do you own or service a tower or structure that less than 200’ AGL? Do you plan of constructing one in the near future?   The requirements of the tower lighting may increase with the newly signed H.R. 636 “FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016” on July 15, 2016.  Previously, owning a tower […]

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ASSE/ANSI 10.48 Standard is Here!

After much anticipation, 6 years and over 100 volunteers the new ASSE/ANSI 10.48 Standard has been released and is effective immediately! During the press release NATE Executive Director, Todd Schlekeway said ‘The A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures is a game changer for the industry as it […]

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Tower tech is rescued after a fall from a Georgia monopole

On July 25th a Tower tech was rescued after a fall from a Georgia monopole. Incidents like this show us why it is so important to wear the correct safety gear and also to have an up-to-date, well practiced safety plan. Even with the best gear, sometimes it is impossible to avoid a freak accident. […]

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W4W Partners with Safety LMS

May 3, 2016 Austin, TX Austin, Texas based Tower Industry training provider Safety LMS has signed a new operating agreement with Washington DC based Warriors 4 Wireless. Since early 2014 Safety LMS has been developing curriculum for the White House endorsed program that provides training and job placement services for returning Military Veterans. The signing of today’s […]

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Capital Safety Issues a Product Safety Notice

This Notice concerns the DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™​ Flexible Cable Ladder Safety System, also known as a ‘Safety Climb System.’ Capital Safety has received a limited number of reports of 7×19 strand carrier cable slippage from the carrier clamp in the top bracket of these ladder safety systems. Although this top bracket design has been used in the […]

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100% Tie off 24/7

The Wireless Industry Safety Task force has created a new campaign to stress the importance of 100% Tie Off. The goal of the campaign is to highlight the importance of 100% Tie Off policy and help create a platform for zero tolerance. Many of the accidents that occur in the industry are a direct result […]

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