The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding the publication of “Communication Tower Best Practices” by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“WIA applauds OSHA and the FCC for their collaborative effort to engage the wireless industry and create a valuable set of best practices aimed at promoting improved safety within the communications tower sector. The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) played a vital role in providing these agencies with the most relevant and useful information from the private sector. The safety of all workers in the wireless telecommunications industry is extremely important to WIA members and critical to the continued growth and evolution of our mobile networks. WIA is proud to have worked with TIRAP, OSHA and the FCC as the agencies developed this new publication.”