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28/05/2014

E-Fact 80: Hazard Identification Checklist: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks in the wind energy sector

E-Fact 80: Hazard Identification Checklist: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks in the wind energy sector

As the European Union power sector continues its move away from oil, coal and nuclear fuels, wind energy has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade and this is expected to continue. The wind energy sector is relatively young with turbine technology constantly progressing and this creates an ongoing responsibility to ensure workers that conduct tasks such as installations, operation, or maintenance do so under the safest possible conditions. This checklist accompanies EU-OSHA’s report “Occupational Safety and Health in the wind energy sector” and e-fact 79 on the same topic and aims to help with the hazard identification process. It covers hazards to workers’ safety and health from all activities undertaken during a wind turbine life-cycle from manufacturing, transportation, installation, operation, and maintenance, through to decommissioning and recycling.

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