2020: Stand Tall
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
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.
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
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
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.
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. Adam Simoes, Workplace Services Director, Occupational Therapist, County Physical Therapy, LLC, provided the stretching videos. Click here to learn more about Adam.
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A special thank you to the members of our Safety Campaign Working Group for designing and contributing to this campaign.
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