Wireless safety alliance seeks tower techs to serve on its inaugural board of governors

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The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today that it is seeking nominations from qualified tower technicians to serve in leadership roles by filling several available seats on the inaugural NWSA Board of Governors.

NWSA-Tower-TechnicianThe NWSA is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization that is under development to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures.

The NWSA Board of Governors will consist of representatives from a broad cross-section of the industry and will be tasked with developing policy and overseeing the activities of the various committees that will serve under the NWSA Board of Governors.

“These highly sought after governance positions are critical to the organization’s success at a foundational level,” stated NWSA consultant Chuck Slagle, a former Sprint Environmental Health and Safety Executive. “This endeavor will transform the industry for the better, and this is a great opportunity for qualified tower technicians to be involved in a leadership capacity with the NWSA,” added Slagle.

Tower technicians interested in applying for a seat on the NWSA Board of Governors must meet eligibility requirements including: completion of training at the Competent Climber/Rescue level or higher; having a minimum of 4 years of climbing experience; a commitment to serve a 2 year term; and providing demonstrated employer support regarding their ability to participate as a Governor. The complete eligibility criteria are outlined on the official NWSA Board of Governors Tower Technician Nomination Application.

Interested candidates are encouraged to download the official application form to start the application process.

The deadline for applicants to submit their official application is Friday, June 19, 2015. All completed applications must be submitted via e-mail to nwsa@nws-a.org.

The NWSA organization is the result of collaborative efforts between a broad coalition of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, companies and stakeholders representing wireless carriers, tower owners, OEM’s, turnkey management firms, small contractors and tower climbers. Industry leaders have pledged to provide timely and relevant updates to the industry as key benchmarks are achieved in the establishment of the NWSA national assessment and certification program.