Environmental, health, and safety services

Industry Services

ACP supports the clean energy industry with the environmental, health, and safety resources, data, and tools needed to ensure a safe working environment.

Whitepapers

Enhanced health and safety guidance procedure for the development of wind energy employers during pandemics

Ensuring a safe clean energy workforce.

Creating a culture of safety is a priority for the U.S. clean energy industry.

ACP and the clean energy industry place a high priority on protecting the safety and health of the clean energy workforce. ACP supports the clean energy industry with the environmental, health, and safety resources, data, and tools needed to ensure a safe working environment.

ACP engages regularly with federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). ACP works closely with OSHA, BSEE, and NIOSH to improve worker health and safety, and to better inform the clean energy industry about these agencies and the agencies about the clean energy industry.

Key programs include:

  • Safety Awareness Campaigns: October is ACP Safety Month, focusing on key areas to help keep employees healthy and safe.
  • Safety Data Collection: Every year, ACP collects data on the safety and health performance of the industry to help companies benchmark themselves against their peers, improve performance, and identify areas of focus for training and other activities.
  • Safety and Health Excellence Award Program: The ACP Safety and Health Excellence Award program recognizes the excellence of ACP member companies’ safety and health performance and programs used to achieve performance, as well as companies’ EHS best practices of success. This award is presented at the annual ACP O&M and Safety Conference.

If you are interested in further involvement in ACP’s environmental, health, and safety work, please email safety@cleanpower.org.

Tools to help build a culture of safety.

ACP offers a wide variety of tools and educational materials to help ensure safe workplaces for clean energy workers.

Introduction to Safety 10 OSHA Training

ACP has two 10-hour OSHA training programs available for the wind energy industry: the ACP Introduction to Safety: Wind Energy and the ACP Introduction to Construction Safety: Wind Energy. The purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Each product includes the materials needed to provide the training to your employees.

ACP Introduction to Safety: Wind Energy

ACP Introduction to Safety: Wind Energy is a training program developed by the Environmental, Health, and Safety Subcommittee to help managers in the industry conduct the OSHA General Industry 10-Hour Outreach Training.

Each trainee will gain a complete understanding of OSHA, wind site operation hazards and warning signs, risk mitigation, emergency response planning, how to reduce workplace injuries, and much more. This 10-hour training program is essential to keep your team up to date on the health and safety standards and best practices. The Introduction to Safety: Wind Energy program includes:

  • 11 lessons in PowerPoint and PDF format: Intro to OSHA, Walking Working Surfaces, Emergency Action Plan, Electrical Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Materials Handling, Safety and Health Programs, Ergonomics, Fall Protection, Confined Spaces
  • Pretests and posttests
  • Instructor lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Handouts
  • OSHA documents
  • Sample forms

This product is available for purchase online at ACP’s Bookstore.

ACP Introduction to Construction Safety: Wind Energy

ACP Introduction to Construction Safety: Wind Energy is a training program developed by the Environmental, Health, and Safety Subcommittee to help managers in the industry conduct the OSHA Construction Industry 10-Hour Outreach Training.

The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards that a worker may encounter at a wind project construction site. Each trainee will gain a complete understanding of OSHA, wind site operation hazards and warning signs, risk mitigation, emergency response planning, how to reduce workplace injuries, and much more.

The Introduction to Construction Safety: Wind Energy program includes:

  • 14 lessons in PowerPoint and PDF format: Intro to OSHA, Electrical Safety, Struck-by Hazards, Caught Between, Fall Protection, Cranes and Derricks, Personal Protective Equipment, Health Hazards, Excavation, Material Handling, Scaffolds, Hand and Power Tools, Stairs and Ladders, Emergency Rescue
  • Pretests and posttests
  • Instructor lesson plan
  • Student guide
  • Handouts
  • OSHA documents
  • Sample forms

This product is available for purchase online at ACP’s Bookstore.

Safety campaigns

The American clean power industry strongly values the clean energy workforce—our success hinges on their success. Because of our workforce commitment, safety and health training and awareness are core values at ACP.

Our Environmental, Health, and Safety Subcommittee safety awareness campaigns are at the forefront of ACP’s priorities. Every October is ACP Safety Month, focusing on key areas to help keep your employees healthy and safe.

2020 Safety Awareness Campaign

The most recent safety campaign focused on the prevention of sprains and strains while working in the nacelle. For more information, contact safety@cleanpower.org.

2018 Stop the Shock

Prevention of dropped objects safety awareness campaign.

2017 Take Time to Take Care

Driving and vehicle safety awareness campaign.

2016 Arrive Alive

Soft tissue injury prevention campaign.

2015 AWEA Safety Awareness Campaign

Electrical safety campaign.

 

Safety & Health Excellence Award Program

The ACP Safety and Health Recognition Award honors a business, enterprise, or entity that is an ACP member in good standing who demonstrates consistent improvement in safety performance. In keeping with the spirit of sharing experiences to promote the advancement of safety within the clean energy industry, winners agree to share their best practices within ACP.

The award program aims to recognize organizations that have health and safety well integrated as a key value and in which measurable achievements can be demonstrated and verified. They have established a process by which ACP members can measure the performance of their safety management systems and capture and evaluate the successes and lessons learned, with the goal of sharing leading-edge safety management systems and best practices.

The ACP Safety and Health Recognition Award will be presented at the ACP O&M and Safety Conference.

Questions, please contact safety@cleanpower.org.

Become a Member

Take a seat at the table as we discuss the most important policy decisions facing our industry, exchange information and best practices with other leaders, receive exclusive policy briefings and invitations to attend industry events, and gain access to proprietary industry data and tools that can help grow your business.

Stay informed

Take Action

Subscribe to the American Clean Power and receive the latest renewable energy news, policy updates, and opportunities to get involved.