March 21, 2017
The Nevada Wireless Association (NevWa) is pleased to partner with the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) to provide a free day of education on wireless industry safety and quality. The Safety Summit will take place on Thursday, March 30 at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino in Henderson, Nevada. Registration is free for all attendees!
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST – Free light breakfast networking event
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST – Fall Prevention Working Training Course hosted by NATE
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM PST – Free participant lunch
12:45 PM – 2:45 PM PST – Fall Prevention Worker Training Course (Continued)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST – National Wireless Safety Alliance Certification Process
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM PST – Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Wireless Industry
Fall Prevention Worker Training Course Hosted by NATE
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is pleased to offer a comprehensive Fall Prevention Worker Training Course for industry employees and employers. The Fall Prevention Worker Training Course is offered free of charge and is made possible due to a Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-29596-SH6) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. This course is for all who work in the wireless industry, not just those that climb or work in the construction field. The intent is to educate everyone on the importance of fall prevention.
Course participants will learn about:
· The principles of fall protection;
· Specific hazards in the communication tower industry;
· Principles of safe climbing;
· 100% tie-off procedures and requirements;
· Tower systems;
· Inspecting PPE;
· Testing safety climb systems; and
· Developing a fall rescue plan.
The course will also include information regarding employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistleblower complaint procedures and protection provisions.
National Wireless Safety Alliance Certification
Attendees will learn about the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA), a national non-profit assessment and certification organization established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures. Participants will learn about the process leading to NWSA certification and how future network deployments will be shaped by the efforts of an NWSA certified workforce.
Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Wireless Industry
This session will examine the enormous commercial potential offered by unmanned aerial systems (UAS), popularly referred to as drones. Attendees will learn about the safety and quality benefits associated with the utilization of UAS in the communications tower industry and receive an update on the current trends and regulatory environment associated with rapidly evolving drone technologies.
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