At Tilson, Safety is Our Number One Value

We’ve built Tilson’s culture around physical and psychological safety as we work toward zero workplace injuries. With unlimited support from company leadership and our dedicated Safety team, our safety-focused teams use best-in-class gear and signage to ensure our job sites will always be safe, professional, and accountable.


Our teams have the right and responsibility to observe and call out at-risk behavior.


Every employee will report accidents and near misses immediately so we can learn from them as a team.


We focus on using good judgment to set the right conditions for safety, now and in the future.

Our Safety Practices and Partnerships

Safety at Tilson is operationally led, with supervisors and foremen modeling and enforcing safe practices at all times. All Tilson crew members receive mandatory safety training upon hire before they deploy to the field. The exact training depends on job responsibilities and includes, but is not limited to:

  • OSHA 10 for everyone, OSHA 30 for foremen and above
  • First aid, CPR, and AED certification
  • PPE use and training
  • Defensive driving, distracted driving, and traffic control
  • Fall protection
  • Confined space awareness
  • Trailer towing, forklift awareness, and aerial lift

“For the sake of the public good and our people, Safety is the number one value at Tilson. Cutting corners is never an option and we strive to exceed all safety expectations in everything we do.” Chuck Webster, Director of Safety at Tilson

Additionally, Tilson actively participates in the following respected safety and telecommunications programs to continuously improve and empower our teams:

National Safety Council

As a National Safety Council member, Tilson offers a robust health and wellness program to optimize employee health and safety at work and in their personal lives.


Tilson has been a NATE STAR participant the past seven years in a row, adhering to the safety standards set by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). We are committed to the highest levels of tower safety through the rigorous regime of training, auditing, and reporting set forth by NATE.


Tilson has participated in the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) since its creation in 2017. TIRAP is a Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program, safely equipping job seekers with the skills to begin a career in the telecommunications industry.

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