The traveling safety program stopped in Middleburg Heights, OH, Tuesday and more than three-and-a-half dozen industry workers from tower service and maintenance companies in the Great Lakes region got the lessons of their lives. The National Association of Tower Erectors, teamed with training provider Safety Controls Technology (SCT) to show the class the ropes, or as it is officially known, the Fall Protection Worker Training course. It focuses on the hazards in the communication tower industry and includes employee rights, employer responsibilities, whistleblower protection, high angle rescue, principles of fall protection, principles of safe climbing, tower systems, testing safety climb systems, testing personal protective equipment (PPE) and conducting a job safety analysis, according to NATE.
“Through the offering of these grant-enabled Fall Prevention Worker Training Courses, NATE is helping small business achieve a culture of safety within their respective organizations,” said Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “NATE is hosting eight additional Fall Prevention Worker Training Courses throughout the country in 2016, and I would encourage industry employers and employees to register to attend the session being held in their region of the country.”
This program has trained about 2.1 million workers since its inception in 1978. It’s free to eligible participants, a bonus made possible through a Susan Harwood Training Grant named for the late director of the Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA’s former Directorate of Health Standards, who died in 1996. The next “Fall Prevention Worker Training” class will be Thursday, April 28,12:30 – 5:30 PM CST at Sioux Falls Prairie West Library, 7630 W 26th St., Sioux Falls, SD. Use this Registration Form. For a complete list of upcoming classes, go here.