(Overland Park, Kansas) - The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today that Benjamin Afton, Safety & Health Manager for the Telecom Business Line with Black & Veatch Corporation in Overland Park, Kansas has joined the organization’s Board of Governors. Afton was appointed to fill one of the seats reserved for the Large General Contractor sector of the industry.
The NWSA is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization that has been established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures.
The NWSA Board of Governors consists of representatives from a broad cross-section of the industry and is tasked with developing policy and overseeing the activities of the various committees that will serve under their jurisdiction.
Since joining Black & Veatch, Benjamin Afton has worked in various B&V telecom markets on a variety of construction projects from wireless to wireline. He formerly managed the B&V west coast markets as a regional Safety Manager for the San Diego, Los Angeles, SF Bay Area, and Las Vegas markets before taking an assignment overseas for the Black & Veatch energy group in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Upon return from that project, Afton became the Regional Manager for the Midwest, primarily working on the AT&T Turf Project. Afton has currently transitioned to a new role of Business Line Manager for Telecom Operations within Black & Veatch, which is based in Overland Park, KS.