• OSHA and FCC Holding Joint-Workshop to Discuss Safety Issues Related to Communication Tower Workers
  • October 3, 2014 | Author: David G. Sarvadi
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that they will be holding a joint-workshop to discuss safety issues related to communication tower workers. Last year more tower climbers were killed on the job than in the previous two years combined. As a result, the safety practices of the industry are being closely scrutinized by OSHA. The joint workshop will discuss two issues:

    • Factors contributing to the high rate of tower climber injuries and fatalities; and

    • Best practices that ensure tower climber safety and prevent injuries and fatalities.

    The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 14th from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm at the FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street S.W. in Washington D.C.