OSHA Safety Stand Down Week
May 7-11, 2018

NATE spoke with Safety LMS’s very own President, JP Jones, about the importance of OSHA Safety Stand Down Week. JP is a chairman of NATE’s OSHA Relations Committee and a member of the NATE Board of Directors.

OSHA Safety Stand Down week is a great time to take a step back from your day to day tasks and make sure your equipment, training and protocols are up to the current standards.

From your safety equipment, training programs, and everything in between, contact us on how we we can help!

Please read the article below released earlier today by NATE.

For more information on the OSHA Safety Stand Down week or to book in for training, reach out to the Safety LMS team at info@safetylms.com or (512)710-5000

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2018

NATE and OSHA Encourage Participation in National Safety Stand-Down

Join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 7-11, 2018

(Watertown, SD) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is urging its members and all wireless industry companies and stakeholders to actively participate in next week’s OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. NATE and OSHA are requesting that employers set aside time throughout this week to facilitate safety meetings and activities in order to have an open discussion with their workers about industry safety and fall prevention. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

In addition to NATE, OSHA is partnering with key groups to assist with this effort, including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), OSHA approved State Plans, State consultation programs, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council, the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE), the U.S. Air Force and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.

“As Chairman of NATE’s OSHA Relations Committee, I want to encourage all member companies to double-down on safety and quality by becoming active participants in this OSHA initiative,” stated Board of Directors member John Paul Jones from Cedar Park, Texas. “NATE is passionately committed to developing the resources, best practices, standards and curriculum to ensure our industry’s most precious asset, the tower technician workforce, remains safe at their respective job sites. OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down presents a golden opportunity for all stakeholders at every level of the diverse communications tower ecosystem to reaffirm their commitment to safety,” added Jones.

As part of National Safety Stand-Down week, OSHA has developed a Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down webpage that can be accessed HERE. NATE is encouraging companies and workers to incorporate the following resources into their National Safety Stand-Down Activities:

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/ASSE A10.48 Standard (available for purchase)

Additionally, to register to participate in one of NATE’s upcoming 2018 Rigger Awareness Training Courses, CLICK HERE. The Rigger Awareness Training Courses are offered due to an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-31235-SH7) the Association received.

OSHA and NATE are encouraging companies and workers to share their National Safety Stand-Down stories on social media utilizing the hashtag #StandDown4Safety.

For more information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com today.


About National Association of Tower Erectors

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 830 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.

National Association of Tower Erectors
8 Second Street SE
Watertown, SD 57201