Protecting the safety and health of wind energy workers
The wind industry places a high priority on worker safety and health. Likewise, AWEA values the industry's workers and is committed to promoting worker safety and health initiatives.
How AWEA & the wind industry safeguard workers
As a result of the priority the industry has placed on safety and health, AWEA engages with several federal agencies – such as the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – on a regular basis. In fact, AWEA has a formal Alliance with OSHA to improve worker health and safety and to better inform industry about OSHA and OSHA about industry.
AWEA also is collecting data on the safety and health performance of the industry to help companies benchmark themselves against their peers, improve their performance, and to identify areas of focus for training or other activities.
AWEA has established safety-related training programs that are available for purchase.
Get Involved: Join AWEA’s Safety Committee
AWEA’s worker safety and health activities are guided by AWEA’s Safety Committee.
The committee shares information on key policy, business and technical issues that impact worker safety and health during construction, on operating wind farms, in factories and elsewhere. To learn more about joining, email Michele Myers Mihelic.
AWEA EHS Committee Products
The AWEA EHS Committee has worked diligently over the past year to provide tools to assist worker health and safety in the wind industry. These products are a members-only benefit - please click the links below to login and download each product.
- Qualified Electrical Worker Guidelines
- Health & Safety Best Practice Guidelines for Offshore
- Lockout/Tagout White Paper
- Enclosed and Confined Spaces White Paper
- Arc Flash Recommendation
- Hoisting and Rigging Framework
AWEA Safety Campaigns
- Industry wide Dropped Objects Prevention Safety Campaign - 2015
- Industry widie Driving and Vehicle Safety Campaign - 2016
Dropped Objects Prevention