AWEA Kicks Off New Worker Safety Campaign


The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) October 2019 Safety Campaign, “Take a Hand in Safety, Protect These Tools,” focuses on hand safety awareness for wind energy workers.

To get the word out about safety best practices, AWEA is hosting a webinar today at 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST. Speakers, including Scott Bramlett from Enel Green Power and Robert Milligan from Pattern Energy, will discuss how to identify potential risks and strategies to avoid injury. The webinar will also cover hand safety facts, common pinch points in a wind turbine and hand injury avoidance procedures.

“U.S. wind workers make the energy that American businesses and families rely on cleaner and safer,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “To honor that important work, AWEA is leading the renewable sector with a concerted effort to further strengthen workplace safety culture. We’re particularly proud to announce that the Take a Hand in Safety initiative marks AWEA’s fifth consecutive October safety campaign.”

AWEA is making additional resources available to industry professionals. More on the campaign can be found here.

Previous AWEA safety campaigns have focused on electrical safety, soft tissue injury prevention, driving and vehicle safety, and prevention of dropped objects.

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