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AWEA’s 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 the knowledge they need to work safely and efficiently.
To get the word out about safety best practices, AWEA will host a safety webinar on Wednesday, October 3. Speakers including Oskar Villalobos from GE Onshore Wind, Robert Milligan from Pattern Energy, and Kevin Alewine from Shermco, will discuss different electrical hazards on project sites, using the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), differences between wind turbine models, electrical qualifications, and more.
AWEA makes additional resources available, like materials and flyers that can be posted in workspaces:
  • 10 Questions for Electrical Safety Handout and Poster: This resource provides the key 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. Utilise this during your safety briefings.
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