OSHA forms Alliance with the American Wind Energy Association
OSHA and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) formed an Alliance Aug. 8 that focuses on preventing worker exposures to electrical, crane and fall hazards in the wind energy industry. During the two-year agreement, the Alliance participants intend to develop materials for workers that address wind energy maintenance and operations hazards. The participants will also hold forums to discuss these hazards that can expose workers to harm and raise awareness among workers and employers of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives through sharing information on workplace safety and health standards. OSHA's Green Jobs Hazards Web page describes workplace hazards and worker safety and health information in the wind energy industry and other green industries--including solar, geothermal energy, recycling, and weather insulating/sealing. Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. See the news release for more information.