TIRAP encourages ongoing safety training with new video on standards for tower work

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Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) Board Chairman Scott Kisting today announced the availability of a new video aimed at raising awareness of the critical role standards play in the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure throughout the United States.

Because the responsibility for understanding and following task-specific standards is the responsibility of the companies and the professionals doing the work, it is critical that the industry works together to ensure all applicable standards remain top of mind.  This will continue the improvement of the quality and safety culture to which the industry is committed.

The video aims to raise industry awareness about specific standards such a TIA 222, TIA 1019A, and ASME B30 series of standards.  The video also introduces two potential new standards based on TIA 1019A: TIA 322 and ASSE A10.48.

The video was moderated by Dean McKenzie, Acting Directorate of Construction Safety for the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and included panelists James Ruedlinger, Managing Engineer at Crown Castle, and Kisting.

“We continue to work hard to empower the companies and the professionals involved in building and maintaining telecommunications infrastructure across this nation,” said Kisting, who serves as Senior Vice President for Risk & Compliance at Sabre/MUTI.  “I hope that all organizations will share this and other informative videos with their teams as part of their ongoing efforts to promote on-the-job quality and safety.”

Developed by TIRAP, the new video is the latest in a series devoted to professional development and education aimed at improving quality, reducing accidents on the job and making wireless infrastructure a more attractive career option for American workers.  Thousands of highly skilled, high wage jobs are currently available in the industry, which will grow exponentially to meet consumer demand for wireless data.