E-fact 79: Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector
28/05/2014 Type: E-facts 19 pages

E-fact 79: Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector

Keywords:Accident prevention, Emerging risks, Green jobs, Musculoskeletal disorders, Psychosocial risks and stress, Transport

This e-fact considers occupational safety and health (OSH) issues in the wind energy sector and is aimed at raising awareness and supporting good OSH in onshore and offshore facilities. It summarises the findings from EU-OSHA’s report ‘Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector’ (EU-OSHA, 2013a). It considers the activities associated with wind energy and identifies specific hazards to workers across the entire life cycle of wind turbines, from the design and manufacturing of parts, through their transport, installation and maintenance, to emergency rescue and waste treatment.

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