Communication Towers Association Receives Grant to Develop Electrical Safety Training | 2022-10-07

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Watertown, SD – Raising electrical safety awareness among workers in the communications infrastructure industry will be the focus of the new training program to be developed by the National Association of Tower Erectors, the non-profit organisation.

NATE received a $160,000 Targeted Training Grant from OSHA through the agency’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

The program will include “detailed electrical safety awareness instructions that telecommunications workers should know,” such as:

  • Air transport and distribution
  • Equipment
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures and Standards
  • Installation of electrical telecommunications equipment
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Tower lighting and capacitors
  • Documentation on occupational hazard analysis specific to telecommunications electricity awareness

NATE said it plans to hold a series of complementary electrical safety awareness training courses for telecommunications workers.

“Based on some trends we are currently seeing in the field, there is a need for more industry-specific electrical safety awareness training specifically designed for telecommunications employees and employers,” Ken said. Hill, a member of NATE’s Curriculum Development Committee, in a press release. Release. “I am excited to roll up my sleeves and collaborate with other NATE subject matter experts to develop the training curriculum and materials for this important program.”

NATE Projects Manager Kimberly Elliott added that the organization is “delighted” to have been selected for the grant program, which “continues to be an invaluable resource for the association to develop a program of ‘high quality education for industry and facilitate free training opportunities for workers throughout the United States.’

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