The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) have announced preliminary details of a second workshop on tower climber safety and the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP). The first joint FCC-DOL workshop on these subjects was held on October 14, 2014.
The upcoming workshop, to be held at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC on Feb. 11, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will include panel discussions focusing on:
- Guidance on best practices for improving tower climber safety,
- The comments received in response to OSHA’s Request for Information on Communication Tower Safety (OSHA-2014-0018)
- Adoption of the TIRAP program and telecommunications workforce development.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is scheduled to make remarks.
Both agencies will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. Audio and/or video coverage of the meeting will be provided over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Open captioning will be provided for this event.
For additional information about this workshop, contact Michael Janson, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-0627, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dean McKenzie, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (202) 693-1716, email@example.com; and/or Zach Boren, Employment and Training Administration, (202) 693-2796, firstname.lastname@example.org.