FCC and OHSA Publish "Best Practices" Guide for Communication Towers
Stating that "every tower climber death is
preventable," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced in early June that his agency
and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have jointly
published the Communications Tower Best
Practices Guide, the outgrowth of two joint tower safety workshops held in
2014 and 2016. According to the ARRL
Letter, the free guide is aimed primarily at people working on commercial
towers, but also "offers information applicable to the amateur radio
community and contractors working on amateur radio support structures."
The 28-page guide may be downloaded in PDF format from the OSHA website at <http://bit.ly/2t5rvwj>.