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AWEA launches new campaign “Take Time to Take Care”

10/12/17

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched a new campaign “Take Time to Take Care” with wind turbine technician safety in mind.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched a new campaign “Take Time to Take Care” with wind turbine technician safety in mind.

“Safety training and awareness campaigns are top priorities for us,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We are pleased to announce AWEA’s 3rd annual October safety campaign ‘Take Time to Take Care.’ Focusing on soft tissue injury prevention, the campaign addresses the importance of proper stretching and body positioning for wind techs’ occupational health and safety.”

AWEA is committed to fostering a culture of safety for wind turbine service technicians, the fastest growing job in America according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wind technicians are responsible for efficient and safe wind farm operations. Like any career requiring physical exertion, preventative measures are essential to preventing soft-tissue damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons.

The “Take Time to Take Care” campaign highlights materials that help wind technicians stay healthy and safe, including a training module, stretching poster and two webinars. By utilizing these tools, wind farm operators can train their teams on the importance of stretching, body positioning and fitness amid the rigors of climbing and maintaining wind turbines.

AWEA safety campaigns, including “Take Time to Take Care”, are created through the hard work and dedication of the AWEA Safety Campaign Subcommittee and the Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee. Together these committees help ensure wind workers are safe in their jobs while producing affordable, clean and reliable energy for American homes and businesses.

Click here to learn more about the “Take Time to Take Care” safety campaign

Information and materials from previous AWEA safety campaigns “Arrive Alive” and “Stop the Drop” are available online.

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AWEA is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry, the largest source of renewable energy in the country. We represent 1,000 member companies, 120,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, and a nationwide workforce located across all 50 states. AWEA serves as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s most efficient and targeted event for utility-scale renewable companies, the AWEA CLEANPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Indianapolis, June 7-10, 2021. An outgrowth of the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, CLEANPOWER is the first trade show focused exclusively on the utility-scale renewable power sector, bringing together all the major developers, utilities, OEMs, suppliers and buyers under one roof. Visit AWEA’s website to learn more about the enormous economic benefits wind power brings to America and be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.