The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force released the third in a series of public service announcements (PSA) as part of the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign. This PSA entitled “Working Together” was unveiled before the task force met in Dallas on Nov. 13, 2014.
"This PSA highlights the unprecedented collaboration that has occurred over the course of the last year between the carriers, tower owners, turnkey/construction management firms, OEMs, and the National Association of Tower Erectors in order to achieve sustainable safety solutions in the industry," said Task Force member Don Doty from Velocitel. "Every entity in the wireless industry chain has a role to play when it comes to safety, and the efforts and initiatives of the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force have reinforced that reality."
The Task Force’s 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign was launched in February 2014 and continues to utilize a comprehensive grassroots approach that includes public service announcement videos, paid advertising, earned media efforts, a social media component and collaborating with State Wireless Associations in order to expand the campaign's reach.
Michelle Baxter is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Safe Work Australia. In her video message, Baxter encourages workplaces across Australia to get involved in Safety Month this October.
Although "Do Not Enter" and "Wrong Way" signs already are in place along freeway off-ramps, new and larger versions of such signs have been installed and will be studied along the exit ramps at six freeway interchanges in Arizona, this July 2014 video from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows. Signs are placed lower on their posts to test whether that could help in alerting confused or impaired wrong-way drivers.
Crews also are adding pavement markers in the shape of large arrows pointing the right way along the exit ramps. Those pavement markers have reflectors to display the color red as a warning to any driver going the wrong way on a ramp. The reflectors are already in use as part of the lane markings on freeways.