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October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

We’re half-way through AWEA’s annual October safety campaign, “Stand Tall.” This year we’re focusing on sprains and strains from working in the?nacelle. Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain?, swelling?, stiffness?, and reduced efficiency of function. Dynamic stretching is … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

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October Safety Campaign: Stand Tall

The calendar flips to October today, and that means it’s time for AWEA’s annual safety campaign. This year the theme is “Stand Tall,” with a focus on sprains and strains from working in the nacelle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most-common non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019 were sprains, strains, and tears (approximately 35 incidents … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Stand Tall

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Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

The U.S wind power industry today recognized eight companies today for their innovation in the fields of operations and safety at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference in San Diego. The award winners include Acciona Energy USA Global, Apex Clean Energy, Duke Energy Renewables, EDF Renewables North America, JMS Wind Energy, Liberty Power, Shermco, and Third … Continue reading Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

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Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind energy industry

Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind industry, and it’s an area where we’re always striving to do better. Crane operations have emerged as one of those places in need of improvements, and to combat this trend AWEA created the EHS Crane Task Force. Initiated in early 2019, the purpose of the task … Continue reading Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind energy industry

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Vestas becomes first wind energy supplier to set long-term safety targets

As the renewables sector continues to grow, Vestas’ is upholding its vision to become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions. Establishing a sustainable organisation, capable of achieving longevity amidst a rapidly evolving energy landscape is key to fulfilling this vision. Now, Vestas will become the first wind energy manufacturer to set long-term safety targets, … Continue reading Vestas becomes first wind energy supplier to set long-term safety targets

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) safety initiatives: Be safe and prepared as temperatures rise

With the calendar flipping to June the dog days of summer will be here before we know it. That means it’s getting hot out there, and wind workers need to take precautions to maintain a safe working environment. According to OSHA, many people are exposed to heat on the job, in both indoor and outdoor … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) safety initiatives: Be safe and prepared as temperatures rise

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New study launched to standardise EU Health and Safety in wind energy

WindEurope is to collaborate on a major study outlining potential areas to harmonise Health and Safety standards across Europe. The study, commissioned by the European Commission, will be conducted in collaboration with Berlin-based renewable energy policy consultant eclareon GmbH and global advisory firm The Renewables Consulting Group. In recent years, the rapid growth of the … Continue reading New study launched to standardise EU Health and Safety in wind energy

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Take time to care campaign

Safety training and awareness campaigns are at the forefront of AWEA’s priorities, so we’re pleased to announce AWEA’s 3rd annual October safety campaign “Take Time to Take Care.” Focusing on soft tissue injury prevention, this year’s safety campaign addresses the importance to wind techs’ occupational health and safety of proper stretching and body positioning. We … Continue reading Take time to care campaign

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Wind energy industry and U.S. agencies team up for joint safety training

Professionals from across the wind industry were joined by government agency experts this week at a Suzlon training facility near Chicago for a battery of drills to promote safety in the fast-growing industry. Thirty-two safety professionals from two federal agencies – the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of … Continue reading Wind energy industry and U.S. agencies team up for joint safety training

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