WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched a new campaign “Take Time to Take Care” with wind turbine technician safety in mind. “Safety training and awareness campaigns are top priorities for us,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We are pleased to announce AWEA’s 3rd annual October safety campaign ‘Take Time to Take Care.’ Focusing on soft tissue injury prevention, the campaign addresses the importance of proper stretching and body positioning for wind techs’ occupational health and safety.” Wind turbine service technicians, who are responsible for efficient and safe wind farm operations, are the fastest growing job in America according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The “Take Time to Take Care” campaign highlights materials that help wind technicians stay healthy and safe, including a training module, stretching poster and two webinars. By utilizing these tools, wind farm operators can train their teams on the importance of stretching, body positioning and fitness amid the rigors of climbing and maintaining wind turbines.
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