Sam Savvy , aka The Desert Piranha

  1. Safety Regulation Compliance, Everyone’s Responsibility

    Safety Regulation Compliance, Everyone’s Responsibility

    Compliance Is All Over the Board.

    I just came from a standby rescue job at a power plant just outside Phoenix.  You enter a gate and are directed by security to check in to the front office. We sign in for who we are, who we represent and what we are doing on site.  We then are escorted to a room for a video introduction to the plants safety procedures, 45 minutes of mind-numbing safety regulations such as PPE, Safety Glasses, Steel toe boots worn 100% of the time outside of office.  We were assigned a safety officer and given radios and instructions on its use and to whom they would be communicating with for a given emergency.     

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  2. Responsibility of Ladders & Cable Systems Part II of II: Climbing Towers by OSHA and ANSI A14.3 Standard

    Responsibility of Ladders & Cable Systems Part II of II: Climbing Towers by OSHA and ANSI A14.3 Standard

    Responsibility for Towers without OSHA/ANSI Approved Ladder or Cable Systems Part II of II

    I hope you all had a great and happy holiday and the new year is starting off well. Sorry for the delay and here is part II of our discussion on the responsibility of ladders and cable systems.

    If a cell tower has ladder or cable system that is not OSHA/ANSI approved, whose responsibility is it, the tower owner or the contractor?

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  3. Responsibility of Ladders & Cable Systems Part I of II: Climbing Towers by OSHA and ANSI A14.3 Standard

    Responsibility of Ladders & Cable Systems Part I of II: Climbing Towers by OSHA and ANSI A14.3 Standard

    Cable Climbing System + Tower Climber = FREE CLIMBING / NOT ALLOWED if you follow OSHA regulations.

    I mentioned earlier this week that I wanted to start a conversation. Some of the topics I’ll be hitting on will be unpopular, but hey…that’s why I’m here. If we don’t bring things out into the open, how will people know there’s an issue and how do we find a solution? So, let’s get started.

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  4. Introductions

    Introductions

    Introductions

    Let me start off by saying, after reading a few of my “rants,” you’ll like me or you’ll hate me. I guess that’ll depend on what part of the food chain you’re in as to which you’ll prefer.  With that said, if you decide not to like me, then you’re probably the one that needs to hear me most.

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