The following educational session/speaker lineup has been confirmed for the 20-minute educational sessions conducted in the exhibit hall for NATE UNITE 2019 in Grapevine, Texas:
Tool Tethering and the New ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Standard
Tuesday, February 5 I 4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Presenter: Nate Bohmbach, Ergodyne
The ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 Dropped Objects Prevention Equipment standard formalizes tethering systems as a best practice for falling object safety. Join us to get answers to commonly asked questions surrounding the standard and learn how your company can integrate it into your safety program.
Street and Travel Safety
Tuesday, February 5 I 5:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Presenter: Steve Wilder, CITCA LLC
This session will focus on safety awareness, at the office, in the field, and while traveling. Steve has trained thousands of workers in street safety and personal safety in the workplace, and has written one book and numerous articles on Workplace Violence prevention.
How to Properly Inspect Your Harness
Wednesday, February 6 | 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Presenter: Travis Ross, Pacific Safety Solutions LLC
This session will review the proper procedure for inspecting a full body harness and also inspecting your co-workers harness. The session will also cover function, as well as condition of the harness.
Sweep vs. PIM
Wednesday, February 6 | 3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Presenter: Humberto (Bert) Sepulveda, Infinite Electronics
But it passes sweep, why do I need to test PIM?
• Two different tests.
• Two different equipment units.
• What do each measure?
• Why is it necessary?
Ways Around Tying Off to Step Pegs
Wednesday, February 6 I 4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Presenter: Sean Cooper, ERI Installations, Inc.
The session will discuss various tools and techniques to avoid tying off to step pegs, not only on monopoles but any structure. A running slideshow of the 2016 Dayton testing which proved conclusively that no 5/8” step bolts are an adequate anchor will be shown. Additionally, examples of current tools available that help ensure we never have an excuse to not tie-off 100% of the time will be shown.
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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr are confirmed to deliver keynote addresses at the NATE UNITE 2019 Conference in Grapevine, Texas. NATE UNITE 2019 will take place February 4-7, 2019 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and is widely regarded as the premier and most comprehensive educational event and trade show in the wireless and broadcast infrastructure industries.
Chairman Pai is slated to speak on Wednesday, February 6 during the NATE UNITE 2019 Awards Luncheon sponsored by T-Mobile. Pai was designated Chairman of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump in January 2017. He had previously served as a Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in May 2012.
Comm. Carr is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks on the evening of Monday, February 4 to kick-off the NATE UNITE 2019 Welcome Reception sponsored by Ericsson and the Texas State Wireless Association. Carr was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017. He was sworn into office on August 11, 2017. On January 2, 2019, Carr was reconfirmed as Commissioner by the U.S. Senate for a full term.
“On behalf of the Association’s over 815 member companies, we look forward to welcoming Chairman Pai and Commissioner Carr to NATE UNITE 2019,” stated NATE Trade Show Committee Chairman Joel Hightower of Hightower Communications, Inc. in LaGrange, North Carolina. “During their tenure of service at the FCC, Chairman Pai and Commissioner Carr have gone above and beyond to conduct visits to tower-sites to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the vital role that tower technician crews and the contractor infrastructure community both play in elevating wireless and enabling a connected society. During these keynote addresses, NATE UNITE 2019 attendees will be able to hear first-hand the important role the FCC is playing to help pave the way for a 5G future, close the digital divide by expanding rural broadband deployment opportunities and ensure a safe and efficient broadcast repack transition,” added Hightower.
Former Duck Dynasty TV personality, outdoorsman and author Willie Robertson will also be on hand at the conference and is slated to deliver a keynote address at the NATE UNITE 2019 Keynote Luncheon sponsored by SBA Communications.