A news article that doesn’t have as many views as another story doesn’t mean that it wasn’t important to industry readers. It just meant that it appealed to a more select group of viewers. The below articles had the most views on Wireless Estimator from the more than 694,00 unique viewers that visited the site in 2015. Articles are in calendar order from January 1, 2015, not in the total number of views.
One of the highest viewed articles was the release of a 26-month study by Wireless Estimator identifying that there were approximately 29,000 tower climbers in the U.S., almost triple from the last available analysis undertaken in 2006 by Wireless Estimator which put the total of tower technicians at approximately 9,800.
The highest viewed article was the introduction and landing page of OSHA’s request for information (RFI) about the causes of employee injuries and fatalities. Jim Maddux, OSHA’s Director of the Directorate of Construction, said that “Wireless Estimator’s online comment module facilitated an enormous response from the public, with over 1,300 comments submitted to the RFI.”
Over 67,000 viewers read those comments and Maddux said OSHA is “considering ways to use the model to encourage greater public participation in future Agency initiatives.”
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