NWSA Executive Director Duane MacEntee Talks Worker Certification, Safety & Quality with the FCC’s Evan Swarztrauber
(Fairfax, Virginia) – As the demand for broadband and mobile data grows exponentially, so does the need for broadband jobs in every part of the Internet ecosystem - from the hoodie-wearing coders in coffee shops writing software to the tower climbers who deploy cell sites to the manufacturers who make steel towers and equipment. But no matter how high the demand for service, safety and proper training must always be front and center.
On the latest edition of the popular FCC Podcast entitled "More than Seven Dirty Words", Evan Swarztrauber is joined by Duane MacEntee, Executive Director of the National Wireless Safety Alliance. They discuss the safety, certification, and coordination initiatives for tower climbers. In the past, far too many climbers suffered injuries, or, in the worst cases, paid with their lives. How did the industry get from the dark times of the past to the national safety and certification standards used today? What lessons can be learned and, as the race to 5G heats up, what new education initiatives are coming down the pike?
Click HERE to listen to this edition of the podcast.