NATE http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33081/more en Drones promise to improve safety, efficiency associated with tower activities, NATE executive director says http://urgentcomm.com/nate/drones-promise-improve-safety-efficiency-associated-tower-activities-nate-executive-director-sa <div class="node-body article-body">Unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—commonly known as drones—are among the most exciting innovations in the wireless communications industry. In fact, that drones promise to improve efficiencies in the industry, as well as protect workers and ultimately save lives, according to Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/drones-promise-improve-safety-efficiency-associated-tower-activities-nate-executive-director-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/drones-promise-improve-safety-efficiency-associated-tower-activities-nate-executive-director-sa#comments Network Operations & Maintenance NATE Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:27:00 +0000 49801 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway outlines highlights of NATE UNITE 2017 in Fort Worth http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway discusses the key highlights of the NATE UNITE 2017 show, including a keynote from FirstNet President TJ Kennedy, networking events and sessions on hot topics such as drone use and business opportunities associated with broadcast repacking after the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction is completed. NATE UNITE will be conducted from Feb. 27 to March 2 in Fort Worth.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2017/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Todd Schlekeway podcast_2.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5237248">Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-outlines-highlights-nate-unite-2017-fort-worth#comments Tower & Site NATE Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:30:00 +0000 49221 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway talks about February conference, potential drone impact on industry http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-talks-about-february-conference-potential-drone-impact-industry <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), previews his organization’s annual conference—being conducted Feb. 22-25 in New Orleans—and discusses other hot industry topics, including tower safety and the potential use of drones to conduct inspections.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-talks-about-february-conference-potential-drone-impact-industry" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/01/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Todd Schlekeway podcast_1.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9250136">Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-talks-about-february-conference-potential-drone-impact-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-talks-about-february-conference-potential-drone-impact-industry#comments Network Operations & Maintenance Policy Standards System Maintenance NATE Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:59:00 +0000 41351 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway details organization's highlights, including software app, Tower Family Foundation http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), outlines NATE highlights this year, including record membership, its STAR Initiative software app, and the organization's role in the evolution of the Tower Family Foundation, which provides short-term financial aid to the families of tower workers who die or are injured on the job.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/07/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/NATE--Todd Schlekeway.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=11547658">NATE--Todd Schlekeway.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-details-organizations-highlights-including-software-app-tower-family-found#comments Funding Network Operations & Maintenance Policy Standards System Maintenance NATE Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:00 +0000 37301 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway discusses highlights of recent NATE Unite 2015 event http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-highlights-recent-nate-unite-2015-event <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway talks about the some of the featured educational and safety-related activities that were conducted as part of NATE Unite 2015, which marked the organization's 20th anniversary.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-highlights-recent-nate-unite-2015-event" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/03/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Todd Schlekeway podcast_0.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=7984556">Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-highlights-recent-nate-unite-2015-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-highlights-recent-nate-unite-2015-event#comments Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance Policy NATE NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:16:00 +0000 33891 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE: Todd Schlekeway discusses upcoming NATE Unite 2015 show, organization's 20th anniversary http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-upcoming-nate-unite-2015-show-organizations-20th-anniversary <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), talks about the NATE Unite 2015, the organization's annual conference that will be conducted Feb. 23-26 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Highlights of the show include a presentation by Ed Parkinson of FirstNet, as well as eduational sessions on small-cell deployment and workplace safety.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-upcoming-nate-unite-2015-show-organizations-20th-anniversary" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/02/todd-schlekeway-picturejpgcropdisplay1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=7196702">Todd Schlekeway podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-upcoming-nate-unite-2015-show-organizations-20th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-todd-schlekeway-discusses-upcoming-nate-unite-2015-show-organizations-20th-anniversary#comments Tower & Site Network Operations & Maintenance System Installation System Operation NATE Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:33:00 +0000 33511 at http://urgentcomm.com New OSHA rule requires tower operators, other employers to report a broader range of injuries http://urgentcomm.com/nate/new-osha-rule-requires-tower-operators-other-employers-report-broader-range-injuries <div class="node-body article-body">Tower operators and other employers must report any work-related, in-patient hospitalizations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to the agency’s new rules.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/new-osha-rule-requires-tower-operators-other-employers-report-broader-range-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/new-osha-rule-requires-tower-operators-other-employers-report-broader-range-injuries#comments NATE Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:19:00 +0000 32931 at http://urgentcomm.com <p>Click <a href="https://blog.dol.gov/files/2014/12/OSHA-flow1.jpeg">here</a> for a large version of the flow chart.&nbsp;</p> Occupational Safety and Health Administration <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Click&nbsp;</span><a href="https://blog.dol.gov/files/2014/12/OSHA-flow1.jpeg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">here</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;for a large version of the flow chart.&nbsp;</span></p> Occupational Safety and Health Administration NATE Announces Results of 2015 Board of Directors Election http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-announces-results-2015-board-directors-election <div class="node-body article-body">Carlson, Miller and Tracy Re-Elected; Little Assumes Board Seat</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-announces-results-2015-board-directors-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/nate-announces-results-2015-board-directors-election#comments NATE Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:53:00 +0000 32551 at http://urgentcomm.com Improved worker safety an opportunity for employer cost savings, former OSHA head says http://urgentcomm.com/nate/improved-worker-safety-opportunity-employer-cost-savings-former-osha-head-says <div class="node-body article-body">Potential cost savings in the area of healthcare and worker’s compensation could one day elevate the importance of safety within organizations, says a former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nate/improved-worker-safety-opportunity-employer-cost-savings-former-osha-head-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nate/improved-worker-safety-opportunity-employer-cost-savings-former-osha-head-says#comments Network Operations & Maintenance Regulation System Maintenance NATE Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:03:00 +0000 32381 at http://urgentcomm.com NATE announces new Public Safety Agency membership category http://urgentcomm.com/blog/nate-announces-new-public-safety-agency-membership-category <div class="node-body blog-body">The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry, announces a new membership category designed to serve industry members in the government and public-safety arenas.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/nate-announces-new-public-safety-agency-membership-category" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/nate-announces-new-public-safety-agency-membership-category#comments NATE View from the Top Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 31501 at http://urgentcomm.com