2020: Stand Tall

Safety Campaign

With a record 120,000 Americans employed in bringing affordable, clean wind energy to communities across the country, workplace safety is more important than ever. AWEA’s safety data shows that sprains and strains from handling, lifting, or carrying are among the top injuries in the wind turbine generator.

Fitness for Work Guidelines

Guidelines

Download this guide to identify the fitness for work condition of a wind technician working onshore.

Prevent the leading cause of injury among wind workers.

AWEA’s safety campaign “Stand Tall” focuses on sprains and strains working in the nacelle.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most-common non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019 were sprains, strains, and tears (approximately 35 incidents per 10,000 full-time workers). AWEA’s safety data shows the top injuries in the wind turbine generator (WTG) are sprains and strains from handling, lifting or carrying.

Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced efficiency of function. Our campaign materials provide an overview of sprains and strains, symptoms, and ways to prevent injury. The campaign also addresses the ways dynamic stretching can support working in the nacelle.

Preventing strains and sprains

On-Demand Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the risks and ways dynamic stretching can support working in the nacelle, the benefits of implementing programs, and tips on cultivating prevention within your company.

Preventing sprains, strains, and tears

Video

Tasks in the nacelle

This video shares examples of common tasks performed in the nacelle, including rattlegun and torque gun operation, and a nacelle hoist.

In each of these task examples you can observe potential strain put on the body at various points during the task.

Dynamic stretches

This video provides a series of dynamic stretches. Incorporating dynamic stretching reduces fatigue, increases blood supply and nutrients to joint structures and soft tissues, and decreases tightness and resistance in tendons and muscles.

Ways you can participate

Get involved

Below are ways you can utilize the campaign materials and support the safety campaign. Have questions? Email safety@cleanpower.org.

Watch the webinar with your team

Download and share the materials on your company intranet

Use the materials in your training and safety meetings

Print the posters and display in common areas

Share the stickers with your team

Order free Stand Tall stickers for your team

Stickers

Email safety@cleanpower.org to order stickers for your team. Stickers and shipping are free!

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