Safety Problem & Solution
The number of municipal and commercial antenna systems is expected to grow exponentially, and as a result first responders and third party workers are at risk of overexposure to RF radiation generated from these antennas.Read more »
RF Indemnity Shield™
NA&TSC offers RF Indemnity Shield™, the only RF insurance product backed by global insurers, to protect the financial interests of wireless stakeholders from litigation resulting from RF radiation related injuries.Read more »
Workers are routinely over-exposed to RF radiation because of obsolete and flawed safety practices. To date, no comprehensive method of protecting workers from RF radiation has been implemented.
NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 2)
(Jan 8, 2018) The FCC should react to the emergence of the stealth antennas with rules that advance the use of a private sector, neutral third-party to collect and distribute RF safety information related to transmission sites. Such a database would allow workers to identify all RF safety concerns at a location even where visual inspection does not allow effective risk avoidance.Read more »
Firefighters Must be Protected from RF Radiation at Wireless Sites
(Jan 5, 2018) Protecting our nation's firefighters is essential. By adopting the NA&TSC gold-standard RF safety solution, firefighters will be equipped with the knowledge and patented protocol necessary to keep themselves safe while working near RF transmitting antennas.Read more »
Protecting Tower Climbers
(Jan 5, 2018) NA&TSC's solution to tower climber and RF radiation safety is the only verified systematic site-specific safety system in the nation. The solution leverages the industry best practices and certification programs developed by other entities in the communications tower industry including DOL/TIRAP, NATE, NWSA and TIA.Read more »
NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 1)
(Dec 22, 2017) In our experience, transient individuals include electricians, roofers, flashers, painters, HVAC personnel, maintenance workers, firefighters, utility workers, and contractors and employees of licensees who are not specially trained on RF safety but must work near RF transmitting antennas.Read more »
Insuring the Uninsurable
(Dec 20, 2017) The insurance industry is in the business of identifying, quantifying, and minimizing risks to themselves and the businesses they insure. In 2013, AM Best, a leading insurance rating agency, described RF radiation as an emerging technology risk that results in overexposing an estimated 250,000 workers yearlyRead more »
The Invisible Workforce
(Dec 18, 2017) Base stations were historically located in remote areas, but as the demand for wireless has increased, they are being built in closer proximity to populated areas of towns or are being attached to existing tall structures in urban or suburban areas.Read more »
Connecting the Dots Between Third Party Workers and RF Radiation Injuries
(Dec 15, 2017) Commercial tradespeople are repetitively in front of RF transmitting antennas on commercial structures. They may be continually exposed without even knowing that they were placed in harm's way as RF radiation exposure comes with no warning sensation, is invisible, tasteless, and odorless.Read more »
RF Radiation Overexposure: A Fact Sheet for the Public
(Dec 13, 2017) The risk of RF radiation over-exposure from transmitting antennas has long been scientifically identified as a human health hazard and is recognized as such by the FCC. Cognitive/Psychological RF radiation injuries manifest as depression, anxiety, memory loss, uncontrolled mood swings, sleep disorders, and diminished or slowed cognitive function.Read more »
Support for National Antenna & Tower Safety Center's RF Safety Solution
(Dec 11, 2017) As we shared in a previous post, numerous parties, including labor unions, contractor associations, technologists and other industry experts are demanding a solution to the problem of workers being exposed to dangerous RF radiation.Read more »
Carriers Alone Cannot Fully Protect Workers from RF Radiation at Cell Sites
(Dec 8, 2017) In 2013, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in part, to “ensure that [the FCC's] measures are compliant with [the FCC's] environmental responsibilities and requirements and that the public is appropriately protected from any potential adverse effects from RF exposure….”Read more »
As a neutral third party, National Antenna & Tower Safety Center (NA&TSC) provides a single unified protocol which standardizes FCC compliance and tower climber safety. The NA&TSC safety solution solves the significant regulatory challenges faced by all FCC licensees.
With the involvement of all stakeholders within the wireless ecosystem, only NA&TSC can offer complete RF indemnification to FCC licensees, at no cost. The NA&TSC safety protocol ensures that only qualified and authorized work is performed at all wireless sites.
Adoption of NA&TSC's solution protects the financial interests of a key US economic sector - the wireless industry.
NA&TSC provides site safety access control and ensures worker safety at licensee sites to meet FCC/OSHA regulations.
NA&TSC ensures all workers entering a property are trained to work around RF emitting antennas.
NA&TSC provides detailed site safety information to protect first responders from RF hazards.
NA&TSC provides insight into site safety and ensures worker safety at municipal sites hosting wireless facilities.
NA&TSC provides audit capability to regulators to verify worker safety at each site.
NA&TSC ensures qualified and authorized workers perform duties at utility sites.
NA&TSC ensures qualified and authorized workers perform duties at telecommunication towers.
Turf Vendors & Contractors
NA&TSC ensures industry workers are properly trained and informed while working near wireless transmitting antennas.
3rd Party Contractors
NA&TSC protects workers by providing training and customized safety plans at each site.