Stainless LLC

Stainless LLC and Doty Moore Tower Services LLC Join the NATE STAR Initiative Program

By Don Doty

Stainless LLC, 20 July 2010

NATE STAR Initiative members have an opportunity to demonstrate their dedication to the highest levels of tower safety. Partnering members must agree to the following requirements:

Requisite Levels of Training – Tower related OSHA 10-Hour Training, or its equivalent, is required for all personnel who will be working at a tower site. OSHA 30-Hour Training, or its equivalent, is required for anyone operating in the capacity of a supervisor or competent person on site. All personnel who will be working at heights of six feet or more above the ground must be trained in fall protection that meets or exceeds the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS).

Implementation of a Safety and Health Program – All applicants must have a safety and health program in place that meets or exceeds the standard established by the NATE Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program Guide.

Presence of a Competent Person – A competent person for safety and health must be on site at all times.

Conduct and Submit Site Safety Audits – The site safety audit form provides a comprehensive checklist to enhance safety in ten specific areas as defined by the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) under NATE’s guidance. A competent person from the participating company must conduct site safety audits each quarter and submit them to the NATE office via the NATE website at Audits must be submitted for 10% of a company’s projects, or 2 audits per month, whichever is less. *(Tower owners and carriers are not required to submit site safety audits.) Audits are a mandatory component of the program and NATE will remove any company failing to submit their audits in a timely manner. Audits must be approved by the company’s president or chief executive officer.

Additional Requirements for Tower Owners, Carriers, and General Contractors – In addition to the requirements listed above, applicants under these categories must also agree to follow the NATE Tower Owner Safety Checklist and the NATE Qualified Contractors Evaluation Checklist.

The NATE STAR Initiative is one more way NATE members are actively developing a culture of safety for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry and continuing to move the industry toward a mutual goal of ensuring that tower climbers go home safely at the end of the day.

Further information

Stainless LLC
Don Doty
Phone (215) 631-1302
Mobile (214) 908-0128