UPDATE The FCC and OSHA released a new Tower Climber Safety guide. Access the 29-page document here.
“As more Americans use mobile devices
to call, text and stream content, the safety of workers who maintain
and construct communications towers is more critical than ever,” said
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health Dorothy Dougherty in a joint statement.
“Every day, communications tower workers face potential hazards that
can be deadly if not performed safely, and dozens of fatalities have
occurred over the past few years. Every tower climber death is
preventable.” Continue Reading