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Kline and Noem Request OSHA Information on Telecommunications Tower Safety

The Honorable David Michaels, PhD
Assistant Secretary of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

Dear Dr. Michaels,

We are concerned by discrepancies in existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies governing safe operation for telecommunications towers. Guidance based on policy directive CPL 2-1.36, Interim Inspection Procedures During Communication Tower Construction Activities provides standards for hoisting workers while the towers are under construction, but does not address the hoisting of workers during maintenance or modification of the towers.  We urge OSHA to review current policies and determine a uniform standard that ensures worker safety at every phase.   

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