The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) yesterday named the member companies that have been formally approved to participate in the STAR Initiative program for the 2019-2020 year. NATE accepted 160 participating companies in this year’s STAR Initiative, which the association said represents a record number of companies since the inception of the program.
The STAR Initiative will be entering its tenth program year in 2019-2020.
The program’s site safety audits and program documentation requirements have allowed participants to proactively identify and correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies. These results have allowed NATE to extrapolate valuable benchmarks and tangible data from the program, while demonstrating compelling evidence that STAR Initiative member companies are leading the charge in terms of making our industry safer, the association said.
The STAR Initiative program represents what NATE calls the gold standard in the industry and says it’s achieved an elevated level of distinction in the marketplace. Simply put, program participants are placing their respective firms in a strong business position with prominent industry customers and vendors.
“Safety is my number one priority and I am dedicated to helping the industry create a safer environment for all workers involved at all levels” stated NATE Board of Directors Member Shama Ray, Owner/CEO of Above All Tower Climbing, LLC from Bonne Terre, Missouri. “The NATE STAR Initiative is an excellent opportunity for NATE members to have a direct impact on safety and allows NATE to recognize those companies that embrace the highest standards to safeguard their employees. Congratulations and thank you to all NATE STAR Initiative participants who have joined the role in working together to achieve the number one priority – ensuring our employees go home safe and sound each and every day,” added Ray.
This year, program participants will once again have access to the innovative STAR mobile app. The STAR app enhances the participant experience by providing a convenient means of submitting Site Safety Audit documentation in real-time directly from the field via smart phone, tablet, or other mobile device. The official NATE STAR Initiative app is available as a free download in both iOS (Apple) and Android platforms.
October 11, 2019