FCC and DOL announce second workshop on tower climber safety and apprenticeship program

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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:

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, michael.janson@fcc.gov; Dean McKenzie, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (202) 693-1716, mckenzie.dean@dol.gov; and/or Zach Boren, Employment and Training Administration, (202) 693-2796, boren.zachary@dol.gov.