NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced today that the registration process is officially open for the PPE for Telecom Workers: Hazard ID, Selection, and Use Training Courses that will be facilitated by the Association in 2024. Overall, twelve training courses will be available nationwide to industry employers and their employees through NATE and a Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-000003-SH3) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
NATE is planning to host these complimentary, grant-enabled training sessions in Des Moines, Iowa; Memphis, Tennessee (two sessions); Kankakee, Illinois; Providence (Warwick), Rhode Island; Denver Colorado; Tustin, California; Mobile, Alabama; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Frisco, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky, and Tampa, Florida in 2024.
The new curriculum is tailored specifically to the use of personal protective equipment, with an emphasis on hazard identification, selection, and proper use of PPE that is paramount to understand to keep telecommunications workers safe while building and maintaining next generation wireless sites. Additionally, the curriculum includes pertinent OSHA information regarding employer responsibilities, worker rights, and whistleblower laws and complaint procedures (including time constraints).
“NATE is excited to formally launch the schedule and registration process for the 2024 PPE for Telecom Workers: Hazard ID, Selection, and Use Training Courses,” said NATE Projects Manager Kimberly Elliott. “NATE projects that a minimum of 324 employers and their employees will receive this training throughout the grant period. I encourage industry workers to register today for the training course in their respective regions as we anticipate these sessions to be in high demand,” added Elliott.
Interested participants should complete the PPE for Telecom Workers: Hazard ID, Selection, and Use Training online registration form available on the Association’s 2024 Worker Training Course web page HERE.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance.
NATE is funded by a grant of $160,000 in federal funds, which constitutes 100 percent of the program budget.