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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have formed an alliance to further protect the health and safety of the wind industry's workers.

AWEA and OSHA marked the launch of the alliance, which culminates more than a year of collaborative development, with a signing ceremony at the Department of Labor building today.

"Our alliance with OSHA will help ensure that the men and women who build, deploy and maintain our superb product stay safe on the job," says Denise Bode, CEO of AWEA. 

AWEA's goals and objectives for the alliance include the following:

- develop consensus within the wind industry and work with OSHA to standardize safety and health practices;

- improve industry safety and health processes;

- develop and maintain an open line of communication with OSHA to ensure safety practices;

- assist OSHA in understanding the safety and health issues within the wind industry;

- ensure consistent application of safety compliance and enforcement initiatives across the country; and,

- streamline safety and health practices for consistency across OSHA regions and across the wind industry.



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