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Workshop on Tower Climber Safety and Injury Protection

October 14, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Commission Meeting Room, FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration are hosting a workshop to explore issues surrounding tower climber safety, injury prevention, and fatalities involving work on communications towers. The workshop will include panel discussions on factors contributing to the high rate of injuries and fatalities and best practices to ensure tower climber safety and prevention of injuries and fatalities.

The workshop will be held at FCC Headquarters on October 14, 2014, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The FCC and the DOL will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. Audio and/or video coverage of the meeting will be provided over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to or by calling the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way that the requesting party can be contacted if additional information is needed. Please allow at least five days’ advance notice; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. For additional information about this workshop, please contact Michael Janson, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-0600,, and Jim Maddux, Directorate of Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (202) 693-2020,

Public Notice Announcing Workshop


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