5G Outlook Training for Florida Wireless Businesses

Tampa, Florida — May 27, 2021 — On May 21st 2021, LAC hosted a presentation conducted by NATE on 5g Small Cell Deployment Training. The curriculum addressed Fall Prevention in the Construction Industry, with an emphasis on small cell deployment safety practices that are necessary to understand in order to keep workers safe while building and maintaining next generation wireless sites. The course was presented by NATE at the LAC facilities in Tampa and had just under 50 attendees. The new course’s curriculum include detailed instruction on small cell deployment safety practices.  NATE’s comprehensive course discussed various subjects including:

    • Introduction to NATE and OSHA
    • State of the Industry
    • Potential Small Cell Hazards and Exposures
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Pre-task Planning and Job Hazard Assessment
    • Temporary Traffic Control
    • Trenching and Excavation
    • Small Cell Electrical Hazard Identification
    • Fiber Optics Safety Basics
    • Working at Height
    • Radio Frequency Hazards
    • Confined Spaces
    • Environmental Concerns
    • The Challenges of Working Alone

At one point in the course, Instructor Corey Manus went over several interesting statistics. He mentioned that 7/10 Americans and 80% of small business leaders support an increase in small cell deployment. He went on to explain that 5g expansion has had an enormous impact on economic growth including $500 Billion/$275 Billion in 5g investments, and that job growth in the 5g industry has created 3 million new jobs!


“NATE offers insightful dynamic training with real world applications. New knowledge is the base of sound pedagogy and NATE offers exactly that.”

Steve Reece, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Ericsson


When asked for comment, NATE’s President & CEO Todd Schlekeway spoke on the importance of the Susan Harwood Grant for the development of the course saying, “NATE appreciates member company Learning Alliance Corporation for hosting a 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training Course today at their headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The U.S. DOL-OSHA Susan Harwood Grant has been an invaluable asset for NATE and is an integral component of the Association’s workforce development initiatives. Facilitating quality 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training and professional development through this grant is playing a vital role in enhancing the safety and technical skill-sets of industry employees.”

One of LAC’s partnering companies, Safety LMS, was also asked for a comment and Director of Sales and Marketing, Benjamin Bowman, had this to say: “The Susan Harwood Grant Training that NATE is hosting at Learning Alliance in Tampa is a great initiative highlighting the new hazards that technicians may be experiencing from 5G. It is a different skill set needed with a different set of dangers from ‘normal’ telecom work. There is potential that since the work is typically at a lower height, workers may be lulled into a false sense of security and cut corners.”


[su_note note_color=”#dadada” text_color=”#000000″]The 5G–Small Cell Deployment Training is offered Free of Charge. This material was produced under grant number SH-99035-SH0 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.[/su_note]


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About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association
NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service and maintenance industries. Today the Association boasts over 1,050 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit https://www.natehome.com.

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