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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, July 28, 2014

New OSHA rules protect tower workers from falling

OSHA is issuing new safety requirements to protect communication tower employees following what the agency calls an "alarming increase" in "preventable" injuries and deaths.
"Employers and cell tower owners and operators must make sure workers are properly trained and protected," Assistant Labor Secretary David Michaels said in a statement. 

Workplace deaths at communication towers are on the rise, according to OSHA. This year, nine workers have already died, while more deaths occurred in 2013 than in the previous two years combined, the agency said. 

Read more: http://thehill.com/regulation/213241-new-osha-rules-would-protect-tower-workers-from-falling

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