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    Tower Climbing is a Hard and Dangerous Job

    Tower Climbing is a Hard and Dangerous Job
    It seems these days that climbing towers, which is central to our whole industry, is not only hard but still extremely dangerous.
    Year to date seven people have died working in this profession with five of those losing their lives within 12 days of each other this spring. In 2006 the industry lost 18 people to accidents.
    Experts say that it is difficult to pinpoint any industry deployment trends that can be tied to this great loss. Certainly the wireless industry is going through a period of great growth on the Tower Infrastructure side and with 3G rollouts. The industry continues to be active in encouraging safety throughout and does a very good job of providing the safety equipment that tower workers need.


     



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    Experts tend to agree that proper use of climbing harnesses and lanyards is amongst the most effective safety measures that can be taken by anyone climbing a tower. This is an important issue not just for the major cellular companies doing widespread deployments but also for the many small, independent wireless ISPs around the country, some of whom may have personnel that have not been specifically trained to climb towers and in fact share that job only occasionally.

    It seems almost axiomatic that when tower problems arose during my tenure as a WISP operator it was at night and in inclement weather with rain or sleet or snow accompanying the problem. Encouraging proper safety procedures is something everyone in the industry should do every day especially in inclement conditions. Sometimes, especially for the small carriers, the rush to fix a problem or deploy a site can seem overriding but the cost of a death is far, far more disruptive to your operation than any small service outage.
    TOWER CLIMBING AND FALL PROTECTION


    Fall prevention systems are an essential component in tower planning, construction and use. It is equally essential to upgrade the safety systems of older towers to current standards. Workers who construct and maintain communications towers and other high structures are always at risk of a fall, particularly when working in wind or inclement weather. Enforcement of OSHA/CLC government regulations for worker safety at heights is becoming more stringent. OSHA mandates that some form of fall protection be supplied to employees who work at heights of 6 ft or more.
    This year as we remember those we've lost, think also of those we still have and how to keep them safe

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    its really dangerous...

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