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Project Background

Safety and Health in Wind Energy, a training program developed by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Center for Career Development and Employability Training (CCDET) in partnership with Wisconsin wind energy companies, was wholly funded by a $200,785 US Department of Labor - OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant. This training addresses hazards related to the installation, maintenance and demolition of wind turbines.

Several classroom trainings were offered throughout the state of Wisconsin during the October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012 grant period. Many individuals, including workers who construct and maintain wind towers, contractors who work on wind towers, OSHA staff, risk managers, safety managers, instructors, safety consultants, University of Wisconsin maintenance staff, and students and instructors in wind energy programs attended these trainings. The last classroom training for this project was held on May 17, 2012. Topics included a review of the ten critical processes in the wind energy business, job hazard analysis, working at heights, electrical hazards, excavation hazards, struck-by hazards and working in exposed environments.

Training Materials

This website offers printable PDF versions of the classroom-style handouts and training materials including facilitator and participant guides, available in both English and Spanish. To review, download and/or print the training materials, either click on the Training Materials link to the left or click on Training Materials




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