Safety First: A Comprehensive Guide to Being Safe When You Climb

Being a tower climber can lead to a very rewarding career, however, it can also be a dangerous profession. Although being a tower climber comes with certain risks, you can offset those risks by following these safety tips.  Follow a Safety Plan Every tower climber should have an emergency plan in place. This plan should […]

What Gear Every Tower Climber Should Have in the Toolbox

The most important factors that can determine your success as a tower climber include experience and the kind of gear that you have in your toolbox. There are some things that every tower climber should have in their toolbox. Here’s an overview of the kind of gear that you should have in your toolbox as […]

OSHA and Tower Climbers – Who Should Hold Blame?

Tower climbing has been named the number one most dangerous job in America .  The annual death rate of tower workers is more than ten times that of construction workers.  There are about 10,000 of these guys working on our cell and other tall towers, and they’re dying at an alarming rate. OSHA (Occupational Safety […]

Self Preservation for Tower Climbers

Tower climbers are taking a proactive approach and taking control of their own destiny as risks and challenges have increased. There are many things that tower climbers are doing to improve their probability for safety and success while performing their job. Prevention is Better than Cure There is a unique world of wireless computer towers. […]

OSHA and Tower Climbing industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Tower Climbing industry has had a tenuous relationship right from the start. With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards […]

Tower Climbing Hazards

Tower climbing, or cell-tower climbing, is the most dangerous job in America. Between 2003 and 2008 there were 70 job related death in the US, and only 10 reported internationally. While this could make someone wonder about the safety standards in the US, remember that more towers exist in the US, so it is more […]

RF Damage

Aside from slips and falls, RF damage can be one of the most severe dangers to tower climbers. What makes it so risky is that RF waves can not be seen, wearing a properly functioning RF meter greatly reduces the risk of exposure, but even at low levels RF waves can have dramatic effects over […]

The Deadliest Job in the United States

The rapid adoption of mobile communication devices, and the seemingly endless functions they serve, is unprecedented. No other form of technology has grown so rapidly, or become so deeply entrenched in the everyday lives of its users. But the technology that consumers use for mobile communication and computing is only a small part of the […]