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All Other Illnesses (Column M5): All other occupational illnesses. Examples: Heatstroke, sunstroke, heat exhaustion, heat stress and other effects of environmental heat; freezing, frostbite, and other effects of exposure to low temperatures; decompression sickness; effects of ionizing radiation (isotopes, x-rays, radium); effects of nonionizing radiation (welding flash, ultra-violet rays, lasers); anthrax; bloodborne pathogenic diseases, such as AIDS, HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C; brucellosis; malignant or benign tumors; histoplasmosis; coccidioidomycosis.
Construction Data: Data involving new construction, not like kind repair, or alteration of existing facilities. Include associated personnel that support the construction business and are included in their budget such as project managers, construction site managers, site safety and related administrative support personnel. Examples – General contractors, road construction, concrete and steel contractors, electrical contractors, building construction, crane operators for wind tower erection and assembly, commissioning staff, met tower contractors, and all other related site activities until a wind plant goes COD or is classified as operational.
Consulting and Engineering Services Data: Data from an independent organization that provides wind related consulting and engineering services on an intellectual basis and does not include staff that provide labor for construction, or operations. Examples include: EHS consultants and worker qualifications training, permitting and environmental consultants, wind farm professional engineering design & consulting services, meteorological consultants
Days Away Cases (Days Away From Work Cases): The total number of OSHA recordable cases which required days away from work for the year. This only includes days away from work. The data is taken directly from the sum of OSHA Form 300 Days Away Cases Column H.
Deaths: The total number of OSHA recordable deaths. The listed totals reflect the sum of a company's Column G of the OSHA Form 300.
Employees (Number of Employees): The average reported number of employees a company had for each category.
Industry Segment: This represents the segment(s) your company operates in. If your company tracks safety data separately for different portions of your business, separate surveys should be completed for each Industry Segment that you operate in. In order to provide sufficient granularity, we have created a listing of typical industry segments used by ACP members. The Industry Segment Hierarchy has up to 5 levels of granularity. You will be asked to select the top Industry Segment (i.e. onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, etc.) and the second level segmentation (construction, manufacturer, project owner, etc.). Depending on how you track your safety data, you can optionally select to enter the survey at a more granular segmentation level (level 3-5). Click here to view the Industry Segment Hierarchy so you can identify the industry segment(s) most applicable for your company’s safety data tracking.
Injury (Column M1): An injury is any wound or damage to the body resulting from an event in the work environment. Examples: Cut, puncture, laceration, abrasion, fracture, bruise, contusion, chipped tooth, amputation, insect bite, electrocution, or a thermal, chemical, electrical, or radiation burn. Sprain and strain injuries to muscles, joints, and connective tissues are classified as injuries when they result from a slip, trip, fall or other similar accidents.
International Data: Data from establishments not operating within the geographical jurisdiction of the United States Department of Labor.
Job Transfer or Restriction Cases (remain at work – job transfer or restriction): The total number of OSHA recordable cases which included days that employees were on transferred to other duties or on restricted work duty due to an injury or illness. The data is taken directly from the sum of OSHA Form 300 Remain at Work – job transfer or restriction Column I.
Manufacturing Data: Data from operations where raw materials, components, or parts are converted into finished goods. Include associated personnel that support that business and are included in their budget such as engineering and QC. Examples – wind turbine tower and components, turbine blade, turbine drive train and gearbox components, generator, and electrical power generation related equipment and conductors, substation and collection system equipment.
Operations and Maintenance Data: Data from all organizations that provide Operations and Maintenance work for a wind farm. Includes warranty or contract services through third party. Include associated personnel that support that portion of the business and are included in their budget. Operations and Maintenance activities are defined as operating and managing the wind farm or maintaining a wind farm in proper condition through routine, scheduled, or corrective maintenance. This definition implies keeping wind turbines, substations, or collection systems equipment working in its existing state, i.e., preventing its failure or decline. Examples – third party O&M service providers and specialty maintenance contractors, manufacturer warranty services, wind farm owner O&M staff including wind farm management, technicians, and related support staff including operations engineering, asset management, and operations EHS staff. This includes all companies which submitted in 2010 survey for 3rd party O&M data.
Other Organizations (not otherwise classified) Data: Data from all other organizations if these are not otherwise classified within another specific category in this survey; therefore, does not include organizations that provide consulting or construction services for example. These organizations will be requested to describe their type of organization, with other examples including: trucking or transportation companies, community colleges, or government agencies.
Other Recordable Cases (medical cases): The total number of OSHA recordable cases that required medical attention. These incidents did not require an employee to go on restricted duty or to take a lost workday. The data is taken directly from the sum of OSHA form 300 Column J.
Poisoning (Column M4): Poisoning includes disorders evidenced by abnormal concentrations of toxic substances in blood, other tissues, other bodily fluids, or the breath that are caused by the ingestion or absorption of toxic substances into the body. Examples: Poisoning by lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, or other metals; poisoning by carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide or other gases; poisoning by benzene, benzol, carbon tetrachloride, or other organic solvents; poisoning by insecticide sprays, such as parathion or lead arsenate; poisoning by other chemicals, such as formaldehyde.
Respiratory Condition (Column M3): Respiratory conditions are illnesses associated with breathing hazardous biological agents, chemicals, dust, gases, vapors, or fumes at work. Examples: Silicosis, asbestosis, pneumonitis, pharyngitis, rhinitis or acute congestion; farmer’s lung, beryllium disease, tuberculosis, occupational asthma, reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypersensitivity pneumonitis, toxic inhalation injury, such as metal fume fever, chronic obstructive bronchitis, and other pneumoconiosis.
Skin Disorder (Column M2): Skin diseases or disorders are illnesses involving the worker’s skin that are caused by work exposure to chemicals, plants, or other substances.. Examples: Contact dermatitis, eczema, or rash caused by primary irritants and sensitizers or poisonous plants; oil acne; friction blisters, chrome ulcers; inflammation of the skin.
Small Business: A Small Business is determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through detailed criteria through their size standards on industry. There are size standards for each industry that a business must meet in order to be considered a small business. To determine if you meet the definition of a small business, you will need your NAICS code. Go to - http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/SizeStandardsTable.pdf, find your NAICS code to determine if you meet the definition.
Total Days Away (Days Away From Work): The total number of OSHA recordable days that employees were away from work. This does not apply to restricted days. The data is taken directly from the sum of OSHA Form 300 Column L.
Total Days OTJ Transfer or Restriction (On Job Transfer or Restriction): The total number of OSHA recordable days that employees were on transferred to other duties or on restricted work duty due to an injury or illness. The data is taken directly from the sum of OSHA Form 300 Column K.
Total Number of Hours (Hours of Exposure): Participants were allowed to enter their actual hours of exposure from their own payroll records. However, some participants were unable to enter their actual exposure hours and were instructed to estimate the number of hours of exposure for all their employees, including salaried employees, for 12 months using the following formula [(Average number of employees) x 167 hours] x 12 months.
WPO/Developer Data: Data from an organization that manages most of the project development process or that has a managing interest in a project or plant, though they may not have 100% ownership. Include associated personnel that support the development process or preconstruction process, do not include staff that support manufacturing, construction, or operations. Staff examples include: developers, regulatory, permitting and associated wildlife and environmental staff, financing, legal and turbine procurement staff, engineering and meteorological and estimating staff, and related headquarters staff.
Year Entered Wind Industry: Identify the first year revenue was received in the Wind Industry.