The wireless industry should step up and initiate a licensing program for tower climbers. The ability and resources are in place. And no one looses in the process. Tower Climbers will be able to demand more based on the fact they have been trained and licensed. Tower Companies will benefit from lower insurance and workers compensation rates. Service Providers and Carriers will see lower bids for work. And families will not lose their loved ones because they were not trained in their job. All it takes is for the industry to recognize the card as a professional certification, it could be issued from a company or employer that is willing to say that this person is OSHA, FIRST AID, Competent Climber, and Resource trained. And then that card and person?s name should be registered with a central organization. And recertified every two years. Let?s face it, there are too many yahoos running around that have been in the industry for years that have never climbed safely. Just because you do it does not make you good at it. And most legitimate companies do the appropriate training anyway. Those that don't should be washed out of the industry. Just say YES!