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NATE Highlights Remote Tower Access

By The Editors of AGL

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has released a video on the topic of operating snow tracked vehicles to access tower sites in remote locations. The video, the latest to make its debut as part of Volume 2 of the NATE Climber Connection series, is designed to emphasize the exciting opportunities available in the industry for those workers who pursue a career as a tower technician. The video series is an integral component of the Association’s workforce development outreach to promote the profession and recruit new workers into the industry.

As the weather turns and snowfall is prevalent in certain regions of the country, the Remote Tower Access video provides a detailed overview on the planning practices, safety protocols and operational procedures associated with utilizing a snow tracked vehicle in difficult terrain environments and during inclement weather situations.

The video also includes real-time conversations between vehicle operators and tower technicians about the hazards that can exist when utilizing snowcat vehicles to access tower sites. Additionally, the video includes drone footage of snow tracked vehicles ascending the Cascade Mountains in Washington State on a snowy day.

“I love this video as it portrays the reality of some of the remote tower sites we work at,” said Matt Uhrich, Compliance and Safety Director at Legacy Telecommunications, Inc. in Burley, Washington.

“Seeing a snowcat vehicle ascend a snowy mountaintop is an awesome part of the job and this video reinforces that fact along with providing important planning and operational safety tips,” added Mat Johnson from Legacy Telecommunications, Inc.     “We are fortunate to work in such a dynamic profession.”

Click HERE to watch the Remote Tower Access safety video. NATE encourages tower climbers and all wireless and broadcast industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the Remote Tower Access video on their respective social networking platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConnection. NATE also encourages tower climbers to share their snow tracked vehicle operation and safety tips through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Climber Connection Volume 2 campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s elevated workforce.

Visit HERE to access the A10.48 Standard, Broadcast Repack, UAS Operations, Riding the Line, Dig to Block Anchor Inspection and Stadium DAS videos that were previously released as part of the Volume 2 edition of the Climber Connection video series. For more information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com today.

Tower Family Foundation, NATE WIN to Hold Golf Invitational

By The Editors of AGL

Get an early start to your 2018 golf season by hitting the links and participating in the Tower Family Foundation Golf Invitational. This golf outing will take place onSunday, February 18, 2018 at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville, Tennessee. This event is powered by NATE’s Wireless Industry Network (WIN) and all proceeds raised will benefit tower workers and their families in the aftermath of an industry accident or fatality situation. Make your sponsorship and registration plans today!

 

Time: Registration Begins at 9:30 AM CST; Shotgun Start at 11:00 AM CST

Cost: Team of 4 – $900; Individual Golfer – $250

Golf Clubs Rental: $60

Format: 4 Person Scramble (Best Ball Rules)

Registration Fee Includes: 18-hole round of golf, box lunch at the start of the event, beverages on the course and buffet reception after the event.

Registration for the invitational may be completed online when registering for NATE UNITE 2018 or by completing the Registration Form and returning it to the NATE office. Sponsorship Opportunities: The Tower Family Foundation Golf Invitational has numerous sponsorship opportunities for your company to gain valuable exposure and contribute to a great cause.

NATE Wireless Industry Network to Host Atlantic Coast Regional Conference

By The Editors of AGL

The NATE WIN Atlantic Coast Regional Conference will be held on Nov. 2 at the Marriott Raleigh City Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference will focus on key industry safety initiatives and offer tremendous networking and professional development opportunities for attendees.

“This event will offer great educational and networking opportunities as speakers from all facets of the wireless ecosystem will present programs on cutting edge topics,” stated WIN Director Scott Krouse.

NATE members and non-members alike are encouraged to attend this conference.  The cost to attend the Atlantic Coast Regional Conference is $75 per person which includes a continental breakfast as well as lunch. Interested attendees are encouraged to register by completing the Registration Form on the WIN website (www.natewin.org). All completed registration forms and payments should be emailed to nate@natehome.com or mailed to the NATE office (8 Second Street SE, Watertown, SD 52701) by the registration deadline of Friday, October 20, 2017.

Reserve your room at the Marriott Raleigh City Center before Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to receive the special group rate of $184 + tax. The group rate is only valid for Wednesday, November 1. You can make your reservation online by visiting HERE. Reservations can be made over the phone by calling 919-227-3893 and referencing the NATE WIN Atlantic Coast Regional Conference. Reservations must be made by COB Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to receive the discounted rate.

Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. CLICK HERE to become a sponsor for the NATE WIN Atlantic Coast Regional Conference!

For more information on NATE, NATE WIN and the Atlantic Coast Regional Conference, visit www.natehome.com or www.natewin.org/calendar-of-events.

NATE Wireless Industry Network to Host Atlantic Coast Regional Conference

By The Editors of AGL

(Watertown, SD) – National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and the Wireless Industry Network (WIN) announced today that they will be hosting the Atlantic Coast Regional Conference on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Marriott Raleigh City Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference will focus on key industry safety initiatives and offer tremendous networking and professional development opportunities for attendees.

“This event will offer great educational and networking opportunities as speakers from all facets of the wireless telecom ecosystem will present programs on cutting edge topics,” stated NATE WIN Director Scott Krouse. Presentations will include public safety and critical communications, women’s leadership roles in the wireless industry, National Wireless Safety Alliance and other topics yet to be announced.

NATE members and non-members alike are encouraged to attend this conference. The cost to attend the Atlantic Coast Regional Conference is $75 per person which will include a continental breakfast as well as lunch. Interested attendees are encouraged to register by completing the Registration Form on the NATE website. All completed registration forms and payments should be emailed to nate@natehome.com or mailed to the NATE office (8 Second Street SE, Watertown, SD 57201) by the registration deadline of Friday, October 13, 2017.

Reserve your room at the Marriott Raleigh City Center before Tuesday, October 10, 2017 to receive the special group rate of $184 + tax. The group rate is only valid for Wednesday, November 1. You can make your reservation online by visitingHERE. Reservations can be made over the phone by calling 919-227-3893 and referencing the NATE WIN Atlantic Coast Regional Conference.

NATE Receives 3rd Consecutive U.S. Dept. of Labor Susan Harwood Training Grant

By The Editors of AGL

$155,000 Grant to Develop Rigger Awareness and Safety Curriculum; Facilitate Rigger Training Nationwide

NATE(Washington, D.C.) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA to receive a $155,000 Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant for the 2017-2018 program year. The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis. Awards are issued annually based on Congressional appropriation.

The topic of the training program to be developed by NATE is Fall Prevention in the Construction Industry, with an emphasis on Rigger Awareness and Worker Safety. The Rigger Awareness course curriculum will be focused on introducing workers and employers to rigging terminology, rigging equipment and proper use, rigging inspections, rigging related hazards, crane signals and industry reference materials/standards. Additionally, the training will include information regarding employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistleblower complaint procedures and protection provisions.

“NATE’s selection as a Susan Harwood Training Grant recipient for the third consecutive year is a testament to the quality of the grant-enabled training programs that the Association’s Subject Matter Experts have been able to develop,” said NATE Board of Directors Vice Chairman Jim Miller, President of EasTex Tower, LLC in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “NATE is particularly excited about offering free training through this grant as rigging is a practice that is required to be utilized extensively while working at communication tower sites and there are many hazards that exist due to rigging that can compromise the safety and health of industry workers if not done correctly,” added Miller.

As a result of receiving the Susan Harwood Training Grant, NATE plans to host Rigger Awareness Safety Training courses throughout the country in 2018. NATE projects that a minimum of 312 employers and employees will receive Rigger Awareness Safety training through this grant.