As a founding member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), Mikab Corporation has helped push for stronger and standardized safety and training practices in the tower industry. Our President, Wesley Weis, has been a member of the NATE OSHA Relations Committee since the first NATE organizational meeting.
Mikab Corp. uses the NATE Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program Guide as the foundation of our own Safety Program. Our training program utilizes a wide variety of in-house and outsourced educational and instructional resources.
Each of our certified climbers has completed not one, but two independent climbing, safety and rescue training courses. The first course is the well-known and industry standard ComTrain Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue course. The second is a 16 Hour OHSA qualified climber course given on site in our New Jersey office by Western Iowa Tech Communtiy College. We have also engaged the American Red Cross to certify our climbers in Adult CPR and Standard First Aid. Mikabs ongoing training includes mandatory Monday morning safety meetings, along with daily, on-site tailgate meetings. Mikabs tower crews have experience with all types of communication support structures; including, guyed towers, self-supporting towers, monopoles, flag poles, tree poles, silos, smokestacks, rooftops, lighthouses, billboards and steeples. Our crews have worked on thousands of job sites for over thirty-two years and never once have we been cited by OSHA for a violation of any kind.