More employers are beginning to recognize the importance of employees who have formal safety training. While some employers will invest in making sure employees have appropriate training, others are looking for candidates that come to the table with their training already complete. Those who actually have safety training certification add value that many potential employers are looking for. Telecom Technical College knows safety training is important to your career for many reasons as you seek to enter or advance your career in telecommunications. Read more see why certification can benefit you.
Why employers want employees trained in safety
The head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has previously stated that communications tower climbers had the highest fatality rate per 100,000 workers compared to other professions in the US. Not only is that tragic, it’s an extremely expensive fact for employers in the industry. Workplace injuries have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line. It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs. The costs of workplace injuries include direct and indirect costs; with direct costs include workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and costs for legal services while indirect costs include training replacement employees, accident investigation and implementation of corrective measures, lost productivity, repairs of damaged equipment and property, and costs associated with lower employee morale and absenteeism. Employers are very tuned in to the fact that having employees who are trained in all aspects of safety, including OSHA, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR, RF Safety, which are all in TelTech’s Telecommunication Tower Technical Certificate of Completion courses, come prepared to not only do their job, but do it safely to avoid such injuries as mentioned above. For employers, trained employees are invaluable, whether they come to the job already trained, or go through the training once hired.
Why employees should seek safety training
Today’s telecommunications industry is extremely competitive yet it’s growth is explosive. In the past few years, the wireless tower construction industry has grown rapidly. This rapid growth is attributed to the demand for mobile data and high-speed data connections. Safety concerns have led operators to pay closer attention to the qualifications of contractors and employees. As a potential employee, pursuing an open position while having safety training certification may put you in the running for the job, as your qualifications and training can save the employer time and money. The addition of certifications on a resume is an important step when conducting a job search correspondence. Including certifications will not only help you when negotiating a salary, but also put you one step ahead of other applicants. Most importantly, having this kind of training can help keep you and your fellow workers safer on the job.
Safely training programs are designed to help broaden the worker and employer knowledge on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. For the student wanting to start a career in the wireless industry, understanding why safety training certification is important to your career will go a long way in your pursuit of a telecommunications career. Learn more about how safety training can help you by contacting TelTech College today. Classes are starting soon!