Skip to content

Radio Tower Safety

Radiofrequency (RF) radiation is a type of nonionizing electromagnetic energy. Nonionizing energy causes molecules to vibrate which can generate heat. RF radiation is the combination of radio waves and microwaves.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) radio frequency standards 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 and 1926 contain requirements for Radio Tower operations.

Government Regulations:
ANSI Z535.1-1998
OSHA 29 CFR 1910
OSHA 29 CFR 1926

Who Needs this Training?
All telecommunication tower climbers shall be trained before climbing or working around radio frequency towers.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
Without the proper training, workers can frequently encounter fall, equipment, and electrical hazards.

Included Topics:
Introduction – 0:14
Topic 1: Introduction to Radio Towers – 1:31
Topic 2: Radio Tower Hazards – 1:51
Topic 3: Communication Tower Safety – 4:24
Topic 4: Control/Prevention Methods – 5:45
Topic 5: Training – 1:43
Summary – 0:17

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 25 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.