Wireless Industry Safety Task Force Unveils 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Public Service Announcement

Wireless Industry Safety Task Force Unveils 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Public Service Announcement

(Orlando, Florida) – The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force today unveiled the first in a series of public service announcements (PSA) as part of the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign. The PSA entitled “Heart of a Tower Climber” was released during the Task Force meeting that was held at the 2014 PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show in Orlando, Florida.
“The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force is excited to officially unveil the first Public Service Announcement in order to drive home the message that 100% tie-off is the law and needs to be adhered to at all times,” said Task Force member Sherm Lucius from SAI Communications.
In order to educate industry stakeholders, the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign will involve a comprehensive grassroots approach that includes public service announcements, paid advertising, earned media efforts, a social media component and collaborating with State Wireless Associations in order to expand the campaign’s reach.
“Goodman Networks is a proud participant in the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign and we encourage industry stakeholders to place the PSA on their respective websites and social media networks in order to give this issue maximum visibility,” stated John Matias from Goodman Networks.
The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force consists of top safety and operations executives representing wireless carriers, tower owners, OEM’s, turnkey/construction management firms and National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). The Task Force has been established in order to collaborate on best practice solutions to achieve sustainable safety improvements in the industry.
Participating companies and organizations affirming their commitment to the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign include:
Alcatel-Lucent, American Tower, AT&T, Bechtel, Black & Veatch, Crown Castle, Ericsson, General Dynamics, Goodman Networks, Jacobs, MasTec Network Solutions, Motorola Solutions, National Association of Tower Erectors, Nexius, Nokia Solutions and Networks, SAI Communications, Samsung, SBA Communications Inc., Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Velocitel, Verizon Wireless and WesTower Communications.

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Please download the enrollment form here: 1-888-OhioComp Enrollment Form. After filling out the form please fax the form to 1-216-357-3399 or email it to  2014MCO@1-888-ohiocomp.com.

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  • Filing the Workers’ Compensation Claim with BWC
  • Authorizing Treatment
  • Coordinating Services for injured worker
  • Facilitating a safe and expedient Return to Work
  • Payment of Bills
  • Liaison to all parties (physician, employer, BWC and injured worker)
  • Overall Claims Management (from initial injury to return to work)
  • No cost for the employer.

1-888-OhioComp is a Managed Care Organization that specializes in providing Services to Penalty Rated Employers and employers who are at risk of losing Group Rating.

  • 1-888-OhioComp has the highest % of Return to Work of Lost Time claims of the 10 largest MCOs.
  • 1-888-OhioComp has the lowest medical cost of Lost Time Claims.
  • 1-888-OhioComp has the best ratio of nurses to active claims of any MCO.
  • If an injured worker doesn’t return to work it costs the company and will hurt the company for a 5 year period.

Personalized Service for Injured Employees.

  • Dedicated Team that serves your account.
  • Same persons processing your claims every time.
  • Case Managers specialize by industry (e.g. nursing homes, manufacturing, construction, public employers)
  •  No automated phone system, real people answer our phones.
  • Personalized injury packets for your company; name and policy # printed on forms, company accident reports and preferred provider information included in packets.

SCT Looks to Expand Services to Shale and Gas Industry

SCT Sales Associates Terry Cole and Ron Gilbert will be working with Ballast Fence to update their current safety and health programs to comply with shale and gas industry regulations. The regulations, set forth by ISNetworld, require applicant companies to maintain comprehensive safety and health programs in order to be certified. We are excited for this new opportunity as we hope to work with more business seeking to become certified with ISNetworld.

OSHA 511 Training Class

SCT will be hosting an OSHA 511 Class on January 20, 2014 at our Middleburg Heights office. The OSHA 511 class covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous. To sign up, please visit. https://www.midamericaosha.org/faqs/courses

Law Firms Choose SCT for Expert Witness Services

Vice President Rob Medlock has been called upon by several law firms including Franz Ward LLP., Ross Brittain, & Schonberg and Browse McDowell to provide expert witness testimony in legal cases. An expert witnesses has expertise in a particular subject and can be officially and legally relied upon for their opinion.  Rob’s expertise has been in high demand recently as he is currently working on six separate expert witness cases.

SCT Launches Online Hazard Management Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of the SCT Hazard Management reporting program. Created by SCT Web Developer Justin Prahst, the SCT Hazard Management program allows technicians to easily report hazards, accidents, drug testing and other information all while keeping track of data and generating reports in a more efficient manner. The program is designed for mobile use, allowing fast and easy reporting on a smart phone or tablet. For more information about this product, contact Justin Prahst at jprahst@sct.us.com

Spanish Language Occupational Health and Safety Services

SCT is now offering a variety of Spanish Language Occupational Health and Safety Services.

Spanish Language Safety Training Classes

  • OSHA 10 Hour – General Industry and Construction
  • OSHA 30 Hour – General Industry and Construction
  • Fall Protection
  • Electrical Safety
  • Struck-By and Caught-Between
  • Trenching and Excavation

Spanish Language Onsite Safety Services

  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Safety Audits
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Safety Programs

Call 1-800-204-1729 for more information. Se Habla Española.

Roadway Construction Safety

Although the weather is still chilly, Cleveland Indians opening day is a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. And with warmer days ahead, we’ll be seeing more and more orange barrels on our city streets. To be prepared for the upcoming construction season, make sure your employees are properly trained in all the appropriate areas including traffic control flagging, crane signaler and rigger, and areal lift.

SCT also holds custom safety classes to fit your company’s specific safety needs. Roadway construction work can be a dangerous job, so remember to be mindful when driving through construction zones. For more information about our training classes, call us at 800-204-1729. As always, be safe and healthy!

March Madness

Hello and welcome back! With the NCAA basketball tournament right around the corner, it only seems fitting that SCT is experiencing a March Madness of our own. Call it Glass Madness.

This month SCT has safety technicians in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, California and Indiana working on glass furnace rebuild projects. In fact, SCT is the single largest provider of safety technicians in the glass manufacturing industry.

Below are some photographs of glass furnace rebuilds. Odds are that your ketchup container, beer bottle, or pickle jar came from one of the facilities. Remember that SCT can staff your next construction project with safety technicians, and as always, be safe and healthy!

Glass Furnace Demolition/Rebuild

Some of the following images show a Furnace Demolition, Furnace Rebuild, a Newly Rebuilt Furnace, and a Heated Glass Furnace.