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A podcast for at-height, industry, and construction.

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 031: Columbia Creative Services

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 031: Columbia Creative Services

    In episode 31 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, we welcome Connor Harris as our guest. Connor is the Video Production Manager for Columbia Creative Services, GME Supply, and Columbia Safety and Supply. He's been with the company for a little under 3 years.
    We talk with Connor about:
    Examples of how to use video effectively;
    Columbia Creative Services's video creation process;
    The in-studio capabilities of Columbia Creative Services; and
    The outdoor & on-location capabilities of Columbia Creative Services.
    Click here to contact Columbia Creative Services.
    Disclaimer:
    We'd also like to take this time to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer's instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.
    Why do YOU Climb?
    We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show - and win some swag of course.

    • 9 min
    Gear Up with Gear Experts 030: Respirator 101

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 030: Respirator 101

    In episode 30 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, Alex and John discuss respirators and what you need to know to be able to protect yourself.
    We cover:
    The different hazards that might require respiratory protection;
    How to determine if you need a respirator;
    The different types of respirators;
    What the classifications like N95 and P100 actually mean;
    OSHA and NIOSH respirator standards; and
    How to properly fit test a respirator.
    Disclaimer:
    We'd also like to take this time to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer's instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.
    Why do YOU Climb?
    We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show - and win some swag of course.

    • 13 min

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 028: Kenwood

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 028: Kenwood

    In episode 28 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, we welcome Jason Murphy from Kenwood to the studio to talk all about 2-way radios.
    We talk with Jason about:
    The beginning of our partnership;
    Analog vs. Digital Radios;
    Waterproof radio solutions;
    Radio accessories;
    FCC registration;
    A radio built specifically for tower climbers;
    Repeaters; and
    Try before you by.
    Disclaimer:
    We’d also like to take this time to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.
    Why do YOU Climb?
    We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show – and win some swag of course.

    • 15 min
    Gear Up with Gear Experts 027: By the Numbers

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 027: By the Numbers

    This episode’s theme is By the Numbers. It is officially 2020! Welcome to not only a new year but a new decade. Before we start focusing on the new year, we wanted to reflect on 2019 one more time. It’s become a tradition here at GME Supply to close the year with a reflection on some of our accomplishments and in 2019 our numbers were bigger than ever.



    In episode 27 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, John spends some time breaking down GME Supply & Columbia Safety & Supply’s annual By the Numbers Report
    For a full transcript of our By the Numbers Report, check out the full report on GME Supply’s blog by clicking here.
    Disclaimer:
    We'd also like to take this time to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer's instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.
    Why do YOU Climb?
    We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show - and win some swag of course.

    • 11 min
    Gear Up with Gear Experts 026: 2019 Highlights

    Gear Up with Gear Experts 026: 2019 Highlights

    In episode 26 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, John spends some time highlighting his favorite episodes from the year.
    RF Safety
    One of my favorite episodes of the year was episode 10 which originally aired in May. In that episode, we welcomed Max from Fieldsense into the studio to talk about RF safety.
    Click here to listen to the full episode. 
    Industry Manpower Shortage
    My next highlight for 2019 is when we covered industry manpower shortages. That was back on episode 15 which originally was released in July. We welcomed Gear Expert Mike Khron to the studio to discuss the manpower shortage in the wireless industry.
    Click here to listen to the full episode. 
    Wireless Industry Finance
    Part of being a Gear Expert means understanding the industries we serve and making sure we are doing everything we can to help our customers succeed. In episode 17 which aired back in August, we welcomed Gear Expert John Lamond into the studio to talk all about wireless industry financing and how we can help make sure you succeed.
    Click here to listen to the full episode.  
    Tower Family Foundation
    At GME Supply and Columbia Safety we focus on keeping workers safe and productive on the job. But, sometimes accidents happen and those accidents can put an emotional and financial strain on the families affected. In episode 12 which aired back in June, Alex and I covered our partnership with the Tower Family Foundation.
    Click here to listen to the full episode. 
    Wind Energy Myths
    Our episode debunking wind energy myths (episode 24) just aired a few weeks ago, but it has already climbed to the top of my favorites list. We welcomed our resident Wind Energy expert, Cody Sellers, into the studio. Here’s a little taste of that episode.
    Click here to listen to the full episode.
    Also, Alex and I announced it last week and you’ve still got time to enter. We’re giving away a FREE Wera Tools advent calendar. To enter to win, head on over to facebook.com/gearexpertshow like our page and tag someone who you think would like to win. Entries close on December 31st and we will announce our winner on our next episode (January 8th).
    So head on over to facebook.com/gearexpertshow and good luck!
    Disclaimer
    We’d also like to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.
    Why do YOU Climb?
    We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show – and win some swag of course.

    • 13 min

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