Navy Vet Leads Safety Summit October 18 in Fairfield, NJ

Navy Vet James Weiss is dedicated to helping all wireless technology installers achieve better safety policies and practices. Weiss is the new force behind the
Northeast Wireless Safety Summit, an immersive safety training day being held at the Crowne Plaza in Fairfield, NJ on October 18, 2017.

The Northeast Wireless Safety Summit – (NEWSS) is expected to attract 250-plus wireless construction professionals and field workers from the Northeast and will include Executive, Middle Management and Technician tracks. Topics will cover everything from OSHA, EMR and FCC best practices and guidelines, to the latest updates on ANSI-A10.48. The full day schedule includes breakfast and lunch, two lively panel discussions and seven educational sessions.

An inspirational keynote by former Navy SEAL Team SIX Commando, renowned World–Class Adventure Competitor and New York Times Best Selling Author, Don Mann will be a highlight of the day. Todd Schlekeway of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) will be speaking, and plenty of networking time has been built in during multiple coffee breaks. 

“No one comes in to rescue Navy SEALS. It’s the same as in the wireless industry, we have to rely on ourselves to come up with the best solutions in a variety of challenging situations, “ said Weiss. “As wireless safety subject matter experts, my team and I are putting together a valuable Summit that will address the latest and greatest industry-specific information available, to help produce better outcomes for a variety of wireless technology installers.”

With Weiss, job safety is a personal and professional passion.

“My father-in-law was killed in a workplace accident when my wife was a young girl. After my Navy safety department work – and civilian stints as Safety Director for several large construction companies (one of which provided construction, service and maintenance for all four major wireless carriers) – I realized there was a void in wireless construction industry safety, especially with smaller firms.” (for more detail on Weiss’ personal background see an Inside Towers profile written about him in May)

In 2015-2016, Weiss helped the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) – as part of their Tower Technician Task Force – create their exams and programs. NWSA is a non-profit organization that provides guidelines and certification to the wireless industry. From his personal, wireless, training development and aviation safety experiences, Weiss was inspired to form Turnkey Safety Solutions LLC (TSS), a safety and training consultancy with custom tailored safety solutions for employees in fast-paced, high production and extremely dangerous work places. Weiss’s new company was in the right place at the right time; he’s taken on the stewardship of the Wireless Safety Summit and expanded it’s offerings and value.

Various Safety Summit Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available. For more information about the fourth annual Northeast Wireless Safety Summit and for registration and Sponsor Prospectus links, visit or call James Weiss at 201-654-7021.

August 9, 2017       


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