Saturday, December 1, 2012

Notes - Chapter 17 Summary

The following notes are taken from Wind Turbine Technology by Ahmad Hemami.
  • Hazards
    • height
      • most serious threat, fatalities in 2008 due to falls was 700 in US
    • confined environment
    • electrical equipment
    • turbine motion
  • Accidents usually due to lack of knowledge and ignoring safety rules
    • training for safety should be provided
    • responsibility of the employer to provide safe environment
  • Safety Regulations set and monitored by authorities in each country
    • (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Safety number one
    • (PPE) Personal Protection Equipment used to reduce risk of accidents
      • must be checked periodically, i.e. yearly inspection
      • climbing gear
        • simplest includes harness to wear, cable grip, locking carabiner
      • hard hat
      • fall arrest equipment
        • lanyard with a hook to secure to a point
    • Tagout and lockout practice
      • tagout is a note to notify about dangers
      • lockout place equipment to be confiscated
    • Receive training for self rescue
    • worker learns how to rescue colleagues
  • Long sleeve shirts and pants, no unnecessary accessories

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