The Dangers of Radiofrequency Energy Overexposure
As dramatically as technology in the telecommunications industry has advanced, so too have hazards, dangers, and detriments. Fortunately, many of the causes are entirely avoidable or at least predictable enough to overcome. Notwithstanding, no crew or company should minimize the risks that tower personnel face –– especially as it pertains… Read More >
What to Expect During a Tower Inspection and Site Audit?
Whether it’s performed after an on-site incident or conducted proactively at random times, a tower inspection can reveal a lot about your tower company, contractors, and full-time staff. Here’s what you should expect during and after your site audit. Elements of a Site Audit Assigning audits to an independent… Read More >
An Update for Our Valued Clients
First, we sincerely hope that you and your families – at home and at work – are all healthy and whole during these strange and difficult times. We want to let you know that your USA Telecom team is here for you. Our entire organization has been working remotely since… Read More >
Auditing the Safety of Your Tower Personnel
For tower owners, safety audits are an important way to correct unsafe behavior, practices, and planning before having to deal with unfavorable consequences. In fact, the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) requires certain industry entities to conduct a set number of quarterly audits to remain eligible for membership. Why… Read More >
RF Safety for Telecommunications Tower Technicians
Safety equipment protects tower climbers from avoidable injuries and fatalities. Each site and each day, they must consider the specific hazards that are presented— such as from weather or other conditions—and determine the right protection needed. However, the tools required for certain jobs also might guard tower technicians from unseen… Read More >
Fall Protection Standards in the Tower Industry
Cell tower structures range anywhere from 50 feet to 2,000 feet in height, depending on the type, which means climbers are often one malfunctioning piece of equipment, electrical hazard, or unclear hand signal away from a potentially fatal fall. That’s why organizations like the National Association of Tower… Read More >
Do You Have the Right Types of Coverage in Place?
If you work in telecommunications industry, you know it can be difficult to find an insurance company that will underwrite all the types of insurance coverage needed for proper risk management and comprehensive protection. Many insurance carriers have no interest in underwriting the risks associated with telecommunications companies due to… Read More >
Does Your Telecom Insurance Policy Include These Risks?
Cellphone network towers present a broad range of risks for many parties. That’s why companies in the telecommunications industry need specialized risk management and insurance coverage. Erecting and operating a cell tower involves many parties as well as exposures to different types of risks, which require coverage lines such as… Read More >
Preparing for a Telecommunications Emergency
Every job site is different, but there are many aspects that are the similar. Having knowledge of where emergency services are located near each site is important in case something should happen. However, the vital contacts and information needed for a smooth running job don’t stop there. Job Site It… Read More >
What 5G Means for the Future of the Telecommunications Industry
By now, we’ve all heard a lot about 5G, or fifth generation mobile network technology. All four major carriers have some form of 5G wireless coverage, although it is limited to certain cities and the bugs are still being worked out. Cities increasingly are testing 5G capabilities, but it is… Read More >