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Willful Blindness

As a safety professional, I am always trying to find new ways to stress the importance of “safety”.  It’s one of those over used words and many times we ignore it at work, we forget about it at home, and we think it should happen “naturally’, but it doesn’t! The cliché saying “100% Safety”, is setting the standards so high,…

Ham Operators and Fall Protection

The “amateur” in Amateur Radio (AKA “ham” radio) is used to specify persons interested in radio solely for personal use.  The FCC distinguishes it from other radio operations by stipulating that the use of amateur radio frequencies is limited to non-commercial communication. Most of the population, if they’ve even heard of ham radio, equate ham radio operators to old men…

Welding on Towers and the required PPE

Everyone should be 100% tied off, but what if you are about to perform an arc weld with temperatures from 5,000 to 20,000 degrees at 100 feet high and 110 degrees outside? Welding on towers is not a job that can be learned in a couple of weeks and it takes many years to learn this skill. Before the job…

Safety is ALWAYS First

As the owner of a tower safety company, I am always wanting to look out for favorite person: my customer! They are the student, the contractor, and corporations. Tower Safety strives to enforce crucial safety behavior, but can only do so much without the help of everyone involved. Safety has to be a team effort! I recently received a call…