The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) October 24th webinar ?The Critical Aspects of Tower Site Safety: From Top to Bottom and Beginning to End? was a missed opportunity to address real safety issues encountered in the field and to set the tone for those issues going forward. Don Doty chose instead to regurgitate the contents of two previously promulgated checklists available on the NATE website. While the checklists contain useful information, the time could have been better utilized discussing real safety issues that impact climber safety in depth issues such as proper sleep, drinking, drug use and physical conditioning for some climbers. I agree drug and alcohol prevention/detection programs are a critical part of a company?s overall safety program, however, drugs and alcohol are only two of the many indicators of workers personal behavior which went largely unaddressed. It was not until near the end of the presentation that the subject of behavior came up; while the 300 pound gorilla as Craig Lekutis refers to drug use is important there are many other behavioral issues impacting a climber?s ability to perform optimally at elevation. Research indicates that 10 percent to 20 percent of the nation?s workers who die in work related accidents test positive for alcohol or other drugs (Occupational Safety & Health Administration (2008). The list of key behavioral safety issues confronted in the field includes, but is not limited to, climbers working under the influence, establishing a safe number of climbs per day, water consumption, physical condition, mentally prepared, educated in policy, credible fall protection program, (Ellis, 2001) climber skills identification, levels and objective performance appraisals. There is an average of 8.29 fatalities annually (Landa, 2008); therefore focusing on those impaired by drugs and alcohol may impact 1 fatal accident while the remaining 7 fatalities go unaddressed. We do know for a fact that the number of climbers who exhibit risky behavior and die as a result of that behavior account 64.29 percent of all the deaths from 1984 to 2002 (Landa, 2008). Statistically we can save more lives if the behavior of those 64 percent can be modified or better yet that 64 percent should be eliminated from the work force. Michael S. Landa Ellis, J. N. (2001). Introduction to fall protection. (3rd Ed.) Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers. Landa, M. S. (2008). Falls from elevation: Longitudinal study of fatality antecedents. Unpublished. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (2008). Workplace Substance Abuse. Retrieved October 31, 2008, from http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/substanceabuse/index.html.