Optimizing Safety for the Renewable Energy Sector

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Endeavoring to reduce workplace incidents and accidents in any industry is about creating an environment where people are as well or better off when they return home as when they arrive at work. This is equally true for the growing renewable energy sector. Adjusting the approach slightly to accommodate the particular working conditions on, for example, offshore windfarms, we can see positive safety outcomes in this burgeoning sector.

In some basic ways, when it comes to safety, the renewable energy industry is not unlike manufacturing, oil and gas or the chemical sector. The goal is always the same: to protect people, the environment and assets by preventing incidents, large and small.
The typical working environment and conditions do vary, however, from industry to industry, and both need to be taken into account when assessing hazards and implementing safety measures.

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