Wind Turbine Safety Standards: Adequate or Not?

Are Wind Turbine Safety Standards Adequate? Last Sunday while skimming the business section of our local newspaper (Eugene's Register Guard), I came across an article on training wind turbine workers so that they can avoid accidents and injuries. A key point in the article was the problem with existing wind turbine safety standards. The  writer, Tiffany Hsu,  asserted that: "Watchdog groups say a hodgepodge of state and federal renewable … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson July 9, 2014
Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Belay

When it comes to rope rescue, one issue that seems to arise frequently involves the use of conditional versus unconditional belays. Just to review, a belay is a safety line that will catch the rescuer or patient if the mainline fails. An unconditional belay will catch the load without any action being taken by the person operating the belay (the belayer). A conditional belay requires the belayer to take some action (e.g., pull, wrap, or … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson April 17, 2014
Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF