NATE unveils RF and antenna identification safety video

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released a RF & Antenna Identification Safety Video as part of the Association’s 2016 Climber Connection campaign.

The video outlines the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) guidelines for maximum permissible RF exposure limits in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. The segment also features testimonial footage of a tower technician discussing the thermal and health effects of RF exposure and articulating the importance of antenna identification when assessing RF hazards.

The video is narrated by Kevin Schmidt.

The video is narrated by Kevin Schmidt.

Additionally, the video includes best practice tips on working safely around the different types of antennas that are found on today’s communication structures.

“RF is not visible, but don’t be blind about the effects of exposure,” stated Tim Tanner, Director of Wireless Implementation at Noash Construction, Inc. “RF Awareness Training is important and following the guidelines in your training is top priority to keep you and your co-workers safe,” added Tanner.

NATE encourages tower climbers and all wireless industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the RF & Antenna Identification Safety Video on their respective social networking platforms using the hash tag #ClimberConnection. NATE also encourages tower climbers to share their personal safety tips through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Climber Connection campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s elevated workforce. A central element of the campaign is the official release of twelve Climber Connection safety videos; each focused on a unique safety topic or issue involving working at heights.

Visit HERE to access the PPE Inspection, 100% Tie-Off, Capstan Hoist & Rigging, Workforce Professionalism, Tower Inspection, Gravity and Weather Conditions videos that have been previously released as part of the Climber Connection campaign.