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Title: National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Partnership
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National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Partnership #153
Partners: Indiana DOL; Michigan Bureau of Safety Regulations, Minnesota DOL
Date Signed: November 27, 2001
Overview: This Partnership is working to cut fatalities and serious injuries in the tower erection industry by enhancing safety and health management systems, providing increased training, and implementing best work practices.
There were no fall fatalities experienced in Region 5 where the NATE partnership is in effect, nor did any tower partners experience any fatalities nationwide.
The first partners for the 2002/2003 Partnership were approved in August 2002. Forty-two companies applied for the program. Thirty-nine were approved. The Partnership requires companies to provide all personnel who will be working on tower sites with OSHA 10-Hour Training. All personnel who will be working on tower sites in a supervisory capacity are to receive OSHA 30-Hour Training. In the first year of the Partnership, 504 employees received OSHA 10-Hour Training, and 156 employees received OSHA 30-Hour Training. The first year of the Partnership has also led to the establishment of new methods of providing training to the tower erection, service and maintenance industry. OSHA provided free 10-Hour training to NATE members at the 2003 NATE Annual Conference & Exposition. Over 60 climbers received training in that session. Nearly 100 tower hands were registered to receive the same training in February 2004.