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    RF Safety for Telecommunications Tower Technicians

    March 4, 2020

    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 >

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    Fall Protection Standards in the Tower Industry

    February 14, 2020

    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 >

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    Do You Have the Right Types of Coverage in Place?

    January 22, 2020

    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?

    December 9, 2019

    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

    December 2, 2019

    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

    November 20, 2019

    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 >

  • Workers Compensation Insurance & the Telecom Industry

    November 15, 2019

    Workers compensation is a big deal in the telecommunication industry, especially for tower erection, maintenance and service companies. Contractually, their customers require the purchase of this coverage; however, all workers compensation policies are not created equal. It is important to make sure the policy you acquire provides comprehensive coverage, e.g.,… Read More >

  • Tips for Workplace Safety During the Winter

    November 13, 2019

    Working outside comes with many potential hazards, which increase with cold, snowy, and icy conditions. Dangers include hypothermia, trench foot, frostbite, slips, falls, hazardous road conditions and more. It’s important during the winter months to educate workers and encourage them to follow all proper safety regulations. Developing a company environment… Read More >

  • Caring for clients in difficult situations

    September 27, 2019

    If you have been following the news of any kind recently, you will find heartbreaking stories resulting from tragedies or natural disasters. It is important to remember that sometimes these stories and situations aren’t just impacting people miles and hours away. They are impacting the very people you call clients. Read More >

  • The Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019 and Legislative Involvement

    September 13, 2019

    USA Telecom CEO Dennis Robinson at the U.S. Capitol. Are you staying current on legislative news and initiatives that could impact the telecommunications industry? We’d like to highlight some of the ways we are at USA Telecom Insurance Services. Earlier this year, USA Telecom CEO Dennis Robinson attended the… Read More >

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