Category Archives: Cell Phone workers

OSHA Issues New Directive to Keep Communication Tower Workers Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Communication Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. The movement follows a dramatic increase in preventable injuries and fatalities in the industry. More fatalities involving communication tower workers occurred in 2013 than in the […]

OSHA Takes a Closer Look at the Most Dangerous Job in America

Last August, four workers died from falls on cell towers across the country. Before the end of 2013, a worker in Kansas fell to his death from a tower. Then, in early February 2014, two workers were killed and two more were hospitalized when two cell towers collapsed in West Virginia. Following these deadly accidents, […]