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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.

Attend the NevWA & NATE Safety Summit

March 21, 2017

The Nevada Wireless Association (NevWa) is pleased to partner with the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) to provide a free day of education on wireless industry safety and quality. The Safety Summit will take place on Thursday, March 30 at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino in Henderson, Nevada. Registration is free for all attendees!

Event Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST – Free light breakfast networking event

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST – Fall Prevention Working Training Course hosted by NATE

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM PST – Free participant lunch

12:45 PM – 2:45 PM PST – Fall Prevention Worker Training Course (Continued)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST – National Wireless Safety Alliance  Certification Process

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM PST – Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Wireless Industry

Course Descriptions

Fall Prevention Worker Training Course Hosted by NATE

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is pleased to offer a comprehensive Fall Prevention Worker Training Course for industry employees and employers. The Fall Prevention Worker Training Course is offered free of charge and is made possible due to a Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-29596-SH6) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. This course is for all who work in the wireless industry, not just those that climb or work in the construction field. The intent is to educate everyone on the importance of fall prevention.

Course participants will learn about:

·       The principles of fall protection;

·       Specific hazards in the communication tower industry;

·       Principles of safe climbing;

·       100% tie-off procedures and requirements;

·       Tower systems;

·       Inspecting PPE;

·       Testing safety climb systems; and

·       Developing a fall rescue plan.

The course will also include information regarding employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistleblower complaint procedures and protection provisions.

National Wireless Safety Alliance Certification

Attendees will learn about the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA), a national non-profit assessment and certification organization established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures. Participants will learn about the process leading to NWSA certification and how future network deployments will be shaped by the efforts of an NWSA certified workforce.

Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Wireless Industry

This session will examine the enormous commercial potential offered by unmanned aerial systems (UAS), popularly referred to as drones. Attendees will learn about the safety and quality benefits associated with the utilization of UAS in the communications tower industry and receive an update on the current trends and regulatory environment associated with rapidly evolving drone technologies.

Register today to attend the NevWa & NATE Safety Summit! Interested participants should complete the registration form and submit the completed form via e-mail to nateoffice@natehome.com.

CLICK HERE to register now!

NATE Releases Weather Conditions Video

Video Unveiled as Part of NATE’s #ClimberConnection Campaign Series

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released a Weather Conditions video as part of the Association’s 2016 Climber Connection campaign.

The video features testimonial footage of a tower technician discussing the temperature extremes that industry workers are often exposed to when performing work at a communication tower site. The segment depicts the symptoms associated with heat and cold stress and the importance of proactive recognition and awareness of these symptoms. Additionally, the video also includes practical, life-saving treatment steps for workers to adhere to when experiencing the varying degree of symptoms related to extreme heat and cold exposure.

“This is a very informative Climber Connection video as weather related medical emergencies are the kind that sneak up on you and you don’t realize it until it’s too late,” said Brian Wyman, Director of Safety and Compliance at HPC Wireless Services, LLC. “The importance of watching out for your coworkers and being aware of the symptoms cannot be overstated as it’s critical that all workers understand the risks and symptoms related to both hot and cold working conditions in order to stay safe,” added Wyman.

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

The Climber Connection 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. A central element of the campaign is the official release of twelve Climber Connection safety videos; each focused on a unique safety topic or issue involving working at heights.

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