The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) October 2018 safety campaign, Stop the Shock: Stay Current and Avoid the Current, kicks off this week.
The campaign will raise electrical safety awareness for wind energy workers and equip them with knowledge to work safely and efficiently.
AWEA will host a safety webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 2-3:00 p.m. EST. Speakers, including Oskar Villalobos from GE Onshore Wind, Robert Milligan from Pattern Energy and Kevin Alewine from Shermco, will discuss electrical hazards on project sites, personal protective equipment (PPE), differences between wind turbine models, electrical qualifications, and more.
AWEA has also released several resources to kick off the campaign:
- 10 Questions for Electrical Safety Handout and Poster: This resource provides questions to ask to help recognize the hazards associated with the use of electrical energy.
- 2018 NFPA 70E Handout: This resource outlines the top changes to the 2018 NFPA 70E as they apply to the wind industry.
- Choose the Right PPE PowerPoint Presentation: This training module provides details on choosing the right PPE.
- Stop the Shock Stickers: Show your support with the Stop the Shock sticker.
Learn more about AWEA’s Stop the Shock campaign by visiting their blog. Previous AWEA safety campaigns have included soft tissue injury prevention, driving and vehicle safety, and the prevention of dropped objects.