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White Paper-Quality during Wind Project Construction

Quality assurance is critical to the construction phase of a wind project. Executing quality practices at the beginning of a wind farm’s lifecycle ensure the longevity and reliability of assets, maximizing the return on business investment. “Quality during Wind Project Construction” includes four separate sample documents that together provide a template for quality assurance and control during the construction phase of a wind site including:

• Quality Assurance / Quality Plan
• Form of Job Books
• Inspections and Test Plan
• Quality Control Procedure

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Enclosed Spaces and Confined Spaces in the Wind Industry

The AWEA Enclosed and Confined Spaces Whitepaper is a guidance document created by the AWEA Environmental, Health and Safety Committee to assist Wind Energy employers in developing their confined/enclosed spaces program.

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Arc Flash Analysis Recommendation

The AWEA Enclosed and Confined Spaces Whitepaper is a guidance document created by the AWEA Environmental, Health and Safety Committee to assist Wind Energy employers in developing their confined/enclosed spaces program.

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Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) in the Wind Energy Industry

According to OSHA, approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year across all industries. Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation. This document will provide a better understanding of LOTO in the wind energy industry.

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Guidelines for Qualified and Unqualified Electrical Workers

This guidance document provided suggested guidance for the development of personnel for the position of Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) within the US wind Industry.

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Hoisting and Rigging Framework

This Hoisting and Rigging Framework document provides companies with a tool for the development and assessment of policies, procedures and management processes to control risks associated with hoisting and rigging activities.  It has been developed to assist organizations in defining and developing an effective risk management program for control of hoisting and rigging and it is not intended to be a mandate for its use.  It is not the intent of this document to address mobile or external crane management associated with construction and O&M activities.

 

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Best Practice Guidelines for Offshore Wind Energy

The AWEA Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee created this guidance document to assist offshore wind energy employers with the development of the health and safety program for offshore wind energy.

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Prevention of Dropped Objects Program

This program has been designed to help companies improve their prevention of dropped objects program and put policies in place to reduce dropped objects. It was developed to improve the way that employees work with their tools and equipment. This package includes a sample policy program, a training module, and a framework, which each company can implement.

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Vehicle Safety Program

This program has been designed to control risks associated with the operation of motor vehicles. It was developed to assist Wind energy employers in defining and developing an effective program for safe operation of company owned or leased motor vehicles by the employees who drive them. This package includes a sample policy program, a training module, and a framework, which each company can implement.

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Hand Injuries Prevention Program

This program has been designed to help companies improve their hand safety programs and put policies in place to reduce hand injuries. It was developed to improve the way that employees work with their hands, and define the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This package includes a sample policy program, a training module, and a framework, which each company can implement.

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Recommended Practices-Guidelines for Proper body Position

The Guidelines for Proper Body Positioning training materials focus on heavy lifting, manually lifting loads, power zone lifting, reaching, and team lift activities and provides illustrated examples of the best ways to position your body to minimize the risk of injury.

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Health and Safety: Heat-Related Illness Prevention

The AWEA EHS O&M Working Group has created three awareness materials, to help workers best understand the signs of heat-related illness and how to prevent them. A reference card, a training module, and a heat awareness and tracking plan will help you understand all the signs of heat-related illness, how to prevent them, and what to do if you are experiencing any of the symptoms.