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New video for tower workers: Safe use of snow-tracked vehicles

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Photo: National Association of Tower Erectors

Watertown, SD — A new video from the National Association of Tower Erectors highlights the proper operation of snow-tracked vehicles when accessing remote tower locations.

The video explores planning methods, safety protocol and operational basics for maneuvering snow-tracked vehicles in inclement weather and rugged terrain. Topics include certified operator training, hazard awareness, emergency kits and communication.

“As a climber, it’s your job to be aware of the situation around you when faced with challenging conditions,” host Ryan Van Duzer, a travel video journalist, says in the video. “Be prepared both personally and with your equipment. It comes down to this: Either do it right or don’t do it.”

The video is part of NATE’s Climber Connection campaign, which advocates safe work practices for communication tower workers. The association asks climbers and other industry stakeholders to post the video on social media platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConnection.

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