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The training,Safety and Health in Wind Energy, addresses hazards related to the installation, maintenance and demolition of wind turbines. The training focuses on the following:

  • Identifying the ten critical processes used in constructing, maintaining and demolishing wind turbines, particularly as they relate to your worksite.
  • Identifying the general safety and health hazards associated with these ten processes.
  • Performing a job hazard analysis of the processes used at your worksite to identify specific hazards.
  • Recognizing regulatory standards and requirements pertaining to the hazards you find at your worksite.

The program is presented as a 6.5 hour training. Additional individual training modules that can be used for short worksite training meetings (also referred to as Tailgate Sessions) are available as well.

This training program was developed by UW Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability Training (CCDET) in partnership with Wisconsin wind energy companies, and is wholly funded by a US Department of Labor - OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant, in the amount of $200,785. The purpose of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is to provide training and education programs for employers and workers to help them recognize, avoid and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces.  

Delivery Considerations
The Safety and Health in Wind Energy training program can be delivered in the following three ways:

Classroom Train-The-Trainer. With this method, certified safety trainers will use the materials to train a one-day training for owners, managers and trainers in the wind energy business. The goal of this training is twofold. First, participants will learn how to recognize and control hazards in the installation, maintenance and demolition of wind turbines. Second, participants will learn how to teach their own employees how to recognize and control these hazards.

Classroom. With this method, owners and managers in the wind energy business will use the materials to teach a one-day class to their own employees. The goal of this training is to teach employees how to recognize and control hazards at their worksites.

Tailgate Sessions. With this method, owners and managers in the wind energy business will use the materials to conduct tailgate sessions with small groups of employees. These sessions can be conducted either in a meeting room or at the worksite. Ideally, they will be conducted in a just-in-time manner so that employees learn how to recognize and control hazards at the time they might be encountering them.

Preparing to Teach the Program Using the Tailgate Format
Since the tailgate format will be taught in small segments, the facilitator need only prepare for the segment being taught. The following is a checklist to help facilitators prepare.

  • Think about where you will hold the tailgate session.
  • Read the Tailgate Facilitator Manual for the segment you will be using.
  • Review the appropriate materials in the Participant Booklet and determine which ones to copy and pass out to employees.

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Program Materials
The following resources support the Safety and Health in Wind Energy training program:

Facilitator Manual. This manual comes in two parts: a classroom portion and a tailgate portion and both are available in English and Spanish. The classroom portion provides suggestions for delivering the course in a classroom setting. The tailgate portion provides suggestions for delivering this course content in a series of short tailgate sessions right at your worksite.

Facilitator Manual - Classroom
Facilitator Manual - Tailgate

Manual del Facilitador - Capacitación presencial
Manual del Facilitador - Reuniones de Seguridad


Participant Booklet. This booklet can be used in either the classroom or the tailgate training. It is available in both English and Spanish. If you are using the booklet to teach the tailgate sessions, the lesson plan for each tailgate session will tell you which pages from the Participant Booklet you should use.

Participant Booklet
Cuaderno del Participante

PowerPoint Slides. PowerPoint slides are available to the facilitator for use with an LCD projector during the classroom training.

PowerPoint

Pre-Test and Post-Test. These tests include twenty questions to measure improvement in knowledge from the pre-course test to the post-course test.

Pre-Program Test
Post-Program Test

Pre-Test Answers and Post-Test Answers. Answers are provided for the instructor to use in evaluating the improvement in knowledge from the pre-course test to the post-course test.

Pre-Program Test with Answers
Post-Program Test with Answers

Course Evaluation. This evaluation assesses participant reaction on a number of components including instructional methods and tools, program content and organization, module quality, facilitator/trainer ability and overall program quality.

Course Evaluation

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Contact for Questions:

Reneé Rickert
Email: rickertr@uwosh.edu

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

PROGRAM PARTNERS

UW Oshkosh

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA - Green Job Hazards: Wind Energy

 


 

 
 
   

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