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Hello all,

Just a few notes that I wanted to share, make sure you read all the way down because I have a note from the Hubble Foundation because they need help! Gette would like to do a survey. Some of you may have seen it on Facebook. 

Fall Protection standards are # 1 on OSHA’s list of most cited violations!
1. Subpart Title: Fall Protection Standard Number: 1926.501 Title: Duty to have fall protection. FY2012 Top 10 Rank: 1 Number of Citations: 7,957   http://constructiondatacompany.com/oshas-top-10-cited-violations-construction-industry/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oshas-top-10-cited-violations-construction-industry&utm_source=Construction+Data+Building+Blocks+Blog&utm_campaign=57696445cf-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_014636a2fe-57696445cf-426668637

OSHA to have a national stand down, June 2 to 6th. https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html

Fun news, can a drone can steal your phone data?? Check this out,  http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/20/technology/security/drone-phone/

Next, working on a roof or need a tie off point, take your MUTT with you, http://www.utilityanchor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Roof-MUTT-Brochure.pdfhttp://www.utilityanchor.com/m-u-t-t-faq/ I saw this and I thought it looked pretty cool. 

From Gette at Hubble;

Hubble Foundation, the non-profit for The Telecommunications Industry is currently conducting academic research on the climbers’ perceptions of their fall risk.

The proposed study will evaluate telecommunication technician perception of safety as a result of proper climbing equipment utilized in job completion, the use of climbing equipment as a function of a climber’s perception of fall risk, the mental health and personality characteristics of climbers, and the technician’s perception of the contracting/subcontracting paradigm as a function of technician safety.  Identifying technician perceptions and realities of the workplace environment could potentially enhance climber safety, fall prevention, industry policies, technician training, and public safety in the workplace.

If you would like to participate in this research please contact Dr. Bridgette Hester at hubble Foundation by email at bridgette@hubblefoundation.org

In order for me to be eligible to participate in the research you  must:

  1. Complete a consent form (which will be provided in the email from Dr. Hester).
  2. Be at least 18 years old.
  3. Be an active climber in the industry, or have been an active climber in the past five years (40 Hours a week).

 
THIS RESEARCH IS TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL AND THERE WILL NOT BE NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION CONNECTED TO THE SURVEY THAT YOU COMPLETE.  YOUR NAME OR COMPANY IS NOT ON THE RECEIVING END OF THE SURVEY, AND WHEN IT IS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE SURVEY TOOL, NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IS KEPT.

The consent forms are the ethical obligation of Dr. Hester and are kept and seen ONLY by Dr. Hester. The digital copies of the consent are stored on an external hard drive. In addition, the external hard drive contents are encrypted and password protected, and stored in a safe. Dr. Hester retains the ONLY copy of consent forms, and they are destroyed after a period of three (3) years. No information is linked to the survey, thus there is no chance of the consent form being connected to the completed surveys.
It is absolutely imperative that you complete the survey and be completely HONEST in your responses. I have no way of determining who answered the survey and there are no identifiers so your personal answers are masked.

I am very appreciative of you taking the time to complete the survey for me.  If you have any questions, please email me at bridgette@hubblefoundation.org

www.HubbleFoundation.org

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