Environmental, Health, and Safety Services

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

Standards & Practices

Credentials that measure the skills needed for effective work as a clean energy technician

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.

Key programs include:

ACP engages regularly with federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control’s , the Department of Labor’s and the . 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.

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

Tools to help build a safe clean energy workforce.

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

Qualified Electrical Worker Programs

Guidelines to help companies build a QEW program

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Building, operating, and maintaining any power generation project requires a high level of electrical safety awareness, training, technical skills, knowledge, and the personal discipline to always act in a safe manner. To build such awareness, knowledge and skills requires training, including on specific tasks since each task presents different hazards and mitigation procedures.

The听Guidelines Qualified Electrical Workers听represent a basic set of criteria for a Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) program with suggestions for developing the training, managing the verification of skills and the implementation in the field including both the technical skills and the electrical safety elements to be considered. This is intended as a guideline to assist companies in preparing their own QEW program.

If you have questions about the guidelines, please contact safety@cleanpower.org.听

Repower EHS Lessons Learned Survey Results

Lessons for safely repowering wind facilities

An image from ACP's "Repower EHS Lessons Learned Survey Results" resource, including lessons for safely repowering wind facilities.

The wind industry partially repowered over 12 gigawatts of land-based wind energy facilities in the U.S. between 2015鈥2021. While the focus on repowering has traditionally been centered around market drivers and economics, this report highlights how to ensure the work is done safely.

In this report, you鈥檒l find lessons learned for development, construction, and operation of repowered facilities from the companies who have done the work. ACP hopes that by sharing these experiences more broadly, we can help with the industry鈥檚 continuous improvement on safety performance.

Safety Alert System

ACP has a renewed focus on听preventing serious injuries and fatalities听(SIFs) in the clean energy industry.

As one method to support this aim, ACP is launching a formalized听Safety Incident Alert Clearinghouse听to share ongoing learnings across the entire industry. This clearinghouse will aggregate anonymous examples of SIFs and near-misses so that the entire industry can quickly address underlying risks that could lead to harm for workers in the industry.

For ACP Members interested, please email safety@cleanpower.org.

Safety Campaigns

The 91福利大全 industry strongly values the clean energy workforce鈥攐ur 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鈥檚 priorities. Every October is ACP Safety Month, focusing on key areas to help keep your employees healthy and safe.

Please email safety@cleanpower.org if you need safety awareness campaign materials.

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 .

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 .

Offshore Marine Transfer Guidance

ACP has developed Offshore Marine Transfer Guidance with the intent of being utilized as a basis for identifying suitable methods of transferring personnel in various functions while working in North American waters under an approved Safety Management System/Construction and Operations Plan (SMS / COP).

This guidance has been developed to provide a framework for how to execute safe transfer of personnel in the American Offshore Wind Industry. It indicates where further good practices or deviation is required in the American Offshore Wind Industry to provide a framework for how to execute safe transfers. This document also provides recommendations about the split of responsibilities within an organization to properly plan for and execute transfers.

 

This guidance takes into consideration the following transfer scenarios:

  • Transfer from vessel to offshore structure
  • Transfer between vessels
  • Transfer using walk to work (W2W) gangways
  • Identification of hazards and mitigation methods associated with marine transfers
  • Protection against drowning, including a risk-based approach to the use of immersion suits
  • Crane operated personnel transfer carriers and the use of man baskets for work over water
  • Gangways, including motion compensated gangway
  • Bridge or accommodation ladders

This resource is free for members – .听For non-members interested in this resource, please contact membership@cleanpower.org.

Additional awareness materials.

Other Workforce Resources

Notifications

3M Fall Protection Update October 2021: Update to stop use advisory to the wind energy industry compatibility of powered climb assist systems with climbing ladder fall arrest systems. Click here to read the full notice.

Electrical Safety Resources

The following resources were developed by ACP’s Electrical Safety Working Group.

Questions? Please contact听safety@cleanpower.org.

Publications

  • Arc Flash Analysis Recommendation, .
  • Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) in the Wind Energy Industry, .
  • Hoisting and Rigging Framework, .
  • Prevention of Dropped Objects Program, .
  • Vehicle Safety Program, .
  • Hand Injuries Prevention Program, .
  • Recommended Practices-Guidelines for Proper Body Position, .
  • Health and Safety: Heat-Related Illness Prevention, .
  • Health and Safety: Cold Weather Injury Prevention, .
  • Introduction to Construction Safety: Wind Energy, .
  • Introduction to Safety: Wind Energy, .
  • Fitness for Work Guidelines, .
  • Proper Lifting Techniques, .
  • Guidance for Determining Ground Bearing Capacities for Crane Travel in the Wind Industry, .
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