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Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector [online] : European risk observatory report

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
77 p. ; 30 cm.
Publisher:
Luxembourg, Belgium: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Year:
2013
ISBN-ISSN:
9789292402778
Type:
Electronic resource
Subject:
Keywords:
Wind energy
Abstract:

This review considers the OSH issues in the wind energy sector, both onshore and offshore, within the EU Member States. The activities associated with wind energy — from the design and manufacturing of wind turbine parts, through the transport, installation and maintenance, to emergency rescue and waste treatment — are explored. OSH issues associated with working in remote areas, extreme weather conditions, confined spaces, awkward postures, electrical risks, falls from height, musculoskeletal disorders, physical and psychosocial loads, various aspects of work organisation and exposure to dangerous substances (e.g. at the production stage but also during maintenance operations) are included.

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