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Useful Links

 

The Institution of Occupational Safety Media Centre provides, via its Socal Media section, a forum for health, safety and environment professionals working in the communications, media, broadcasting and publishing sectors to share views, ask questions and seek guidance.

The National Register of RF Workers, established in 2002 under the auspices of the University of Birmingham, is the first national database of its kind, anywhere in the world, dedicated to those that work in the telecommunication, broadcast and allied industries.  The Register consists of those people whose work brings them into close proximity to transmitting antennas on telecommunication, broadcasting masts and other similar structures.  The RF Register may be contacted by email at RFRegister@bham.ac.uk.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – HSE’s job is to protect people against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities.  Its web site provides advice, guidance and information on inspections and regulations across a wide variety of industry sectors and occupational hazards.  The web site also provides help in identifying sector-specific legislation and provides sources of information and details of external advisory services.  The HSE’s work covers a varied range of activities; from shaping and reviewing regulations, to producing research & statistics, and enforcing the law.

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association providing a unified voice for tower erection, maintenance and service companies. NATE is headquartered in Watertown, South Dakota with a staff of nine people who administer to the day-to-day operations of the association. As a member driven association, NATE is led by its Board of Directors. These individuals come from all types and sizes of companies located throughout the United States.

The impetus behind the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) occurred when top safety and operations executives representing the wireless carriers, tower owners, OEM’s and turnkey/construction management firms met with officials from Black & Veatch and the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) at the Telecommunications Industry Safety Summit in Dallas, Texas in October of 2013.

The IASS, founded by Eduardo Torroja in 1959, has as its goal the achievement of further progress through an interchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane, and shell structures.

DROPS is an industry-wide initiative focused on preventing dropped objects, with the ultimate goal of delivering a second nature dropped objects prevention strategy across our industry.

DROPS is essentially a Global Work Group, represented by 200 operators, contractors, service companies and industry bodies, all sharing commitment and enthusiasm for the common goal of dropped object prevention.