Solutions? Who is ready to step up?

Discussion in 'Wireless Estimator Site Discussions' started by SOS synconsite, May 23, 2012.

  1. SOS synconsite

    SOS synconsite Friend of the Community

    The show aired the concerns myself and many people in the industry have been screaming about. We talk about it on groups and now on TV but who is actually stepping up to try and protect these boys (and girls)?

    What climbers really need is an advocate group who can get pretty loud. The show was well done, but time will pass, and nothing will change. People must keep the issues fresh and start putting their weight behind keeping these crews safe. What is the solution? Advocate group? Lobbyist group? Or the taboo word... Union? And who is willing to risk their reputation with the big bad carriers to make that happen?

    I can't imagine what a family goes through when the 'settled' fine to a company is $2500. These families and crews deserve better than that! The rest of us should honor their loss and do something now to keep the ones out there today safe.
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  2. Towerclimr

    Towerclimr Friend of the Community

    If we all stopped turning wrenches for three or four days, I think all carriers would have to pay attention to us and to what's going on... But it would take all of us.
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  3. Towerclimr

    Towerclimr Friend of the Community

    And why wasn't this shown on regular programming?
  4. 2 Decades of Service

    2 Decades of Service Friend of the Community

    Typical television propaganda promoting the idea that we are all too stupid to take care of ourselves and we need Washington D.C. to save us all.
  5. SOS synconsite

    SOS synconsite Friend of the Community

    Well, we know the answer to why that show wasn't aired on a prime time channel, and I commend PBS for taking the risk. I agree that we don't need D.C. to take care of it and OSHA didn't seem real eager to get THAT involved anyway. On another group someone mentioned that it would have to come from a grass roots level, which I agree with. No one is going to care more than the people who are closely related to the issues.
  6. GoodmanX

    GoodmanX Friend of the Community

    The industry can organize itself in grass roots campaign in a few weeks. You will wait years for the government to come to the rescue. Breaking the turf model is the answer.
  7. David Harrison

    David Harrison First Time Poster

  8. RichardN

    RichardN Friend of the Community

    Amen on that, I too remember the 90's. Thanks for the trip down memory lane bub. I started in 96', a time when you were told as a greenhorn "what do you mean you don't have room this other bolt bag","That's what the dorsal d-ring is for" The industry has come a long way since then. The greenhorns of "yesterday" that stayed in the industry are now in charge.

    Me personally, having seen and experienced a few near misses back then, I will not tolerate the badass my hands will never let go mentality. It is either "Tie Off or get the **** Off". All of my Co-workers and bosses know this. I have and will continue to see to it that me and my crew go home safely.

    Any experienced hands with a greenhorn on the Tower must be aware of their responsibility. It boils down to would you let a 2 yr old cross the street by themselves? No. Looking out for them and teaching them may one day save not only his life but everyone on the crew. I could type forever on this subject as I am passionate about safety and training.

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