New NATE video emphasizes the gravity of not respecting gravity

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released a Gravity Video as part of the Association’s 2016 Climber Connection campaign.

The video features testimonial footage of a tower technician articulating the importance of respecting gravity at all times when working in the communication tower industry. The video also includes practical safety tips for industry workers to follow in order to protect themselves from falling objects at the tower-site. An informative demonstration of the powerful impact of gravitational forces is also a focal point of the video.

“Gravity is the number one environmental hazard in our industry,” stated Randy Campbell, a tower climber from Elevated Services, LLC in Carrollton, Ohio. “Falling objects gain constant velocity until impact. My advice is to always wear your PPE and remain vigilant about everything around you at a tower-site,” added Campbell.

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 and Tower Inspection Safety videos that have been previously released as part of the Climber Connection campaign. For more information on NATE, visit today.