The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) hosted a Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at the 2016 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nev.. IWCE is a popular annual event for communications technology professionals in the working world. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military; public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical & 911); utility; transportation and business enterprise.
“The NWSA Town Hall Meeting at IWCE 2016 provided a tremendous platform for our organization to educate key stakeholders in the wireless, public safety, utility and government sectors on the transformative impact the NWSA’s assessment and certification programs will have on the industry’s workforce,” stated NWSA Board of Governors Chairman Art Pregler from AT&T.
The NWSA is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization that will 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 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, public safety entities, tower technicians and industry associations.
In November of 2015, the NWSA and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) began offering co-branded CCO Rigger and Signalperson Certification programs. These programs have the distinction of becoming the first two assessment and certification offerings available to the wireless industry’s workforce through the NWSA.
Industry workers, companies and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at www.nws-a.org to learn more about the organization.