Field Technician Safety Tips

Field Technician Safety Tips

By Kristine Rohwer 

Published March 2021


The safety of our field technicians is CommTech Global’s number one priority. As many field technicians and companies know, the management of those safety guidelines can be difficult given the circumstances of the work sites. What is the reasoning for that? Lets’ dive in.

Field technicians are deployed to remote worksites away from their homes and their company’s headquarters. Coupled with dangerous working conditions such as high voltage areas, small confined spaces, high gas detection and extremely high fall-risk scenarios, these deployments can be hazardous to any person.

To keep these field technicians safe, we adhere to OSHA safety standards, use state-of-the art PPE (personal protective equipment), and require technicians to work in teams of two or more people.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was developed by Congress in 1971 to ensure the safety of any person and provide training, education and assistance. Extensive training and understanding of OSHA requirements are essential to the safety of workers in the field or other work locations.

To view Training Requirements in OSHA Standards click here:

https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/osha2254.pdf

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment employees wear as a protectant against harmful or hazardous visible or invisible conditions at worksites. Such equipment can include but not limited to flame retardant clothing, hard hats, vests, gloves, safety glasses, safety-toe shoes/boots and earplugs.

To view Personal Protective Equipment in OSHA Standards click here:

https://www.osha.gov/personal-protective-equipment

  • Working in teams of two or more ensures help or first aid can be readily available and one employee would have the ability to send for emergency medical help in a crisis. Field technician teams work in tandem to avoid any person being alone in a crisis or life-threatening situation.

As with all things, change is constant. Ever-evolving safety guidelines and requirements must be reviewed frequently. The safety of our employees and prevention of injuries or accidents should be a the forefront of any project, and those executing orders must be educated and trained in government guidelines.