OSHA goes to college to train wind power workers of the future
According to an OSHA press release, the agency will provide assistance in the development of training related to working safely when exposed to hazards inherent to the wind power industry. Lake Region State College will offer training for students on the commissioning, operation and maintenance of electrical generation equipment and control systems for wind turbine generation systems.
"This is a great opportunity for OSHA and LRSC to work together to heighten the awareness of the hazards associated with the wind power generation industry," said Greg Baxter, OSHA's regional administrator in Denver, Colo.
Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and community-based organizations, and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities. Alliance Program participants do not receive exemptions from OSHA programmed inspections.
Employers and employees with questions about this or other OSHA alliances or partnerships may call the agency's Bismarck, N.D., area office at 701-250-4521.