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Weather Safety Requirements for Steel Structures

ASSE Construction & Demolition Operations (A10) standards address the protection of employees and the public from hazards arising out of or associated with construction and demolition operations. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) publishes ANSI/ASSE...

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Job-safety analysis or JSA highlights hazards associated with an activity or operation, such as weather events.

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5 Steps for Job-Safety Analysis of Wind Farm Weather Hazards

Job-safety analysis or JSA highlights hazards associated with an activity or operation, such as weather events. Wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) service activity processes and hub-entry procedures generally vary by the wind-turbine manufacturer and...

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Wind Impacts on Wind Turbine Rotor Activities

Wind speed greater than 15 m/s or about 33.6 mph can cause excess stress loading on the wind turbine rotor. On wind power sites, it is important for project stakeholders to monitor weather conditions during any activity, such as wind turbine access and hub entry. Some...

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Fastener Service Conditions for Wind Turbines

Wind turbines experience numerous loading scenarios across the lifecycle of assets and fleets, including temperature cycles, cyclic loading, and static loading. For example, in some geographic regions, such as the southern U.S. and in parts of Europe, temperature...

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Weather Events That Impact Wind Power Projects

By design, both onshore wind power projects and offshore wind power projects are located in windy and gusty locations – some of the windiest locations around the world. Accordingly, environmental work hazards on wind power projects include weather hazards and weather...

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7 SWPPP Objectives for Construction Site Operators

What Are the Federal Requirements for Stormwater Runoff from Construction Sites? Clearing, grading, and excavating activities that disturb one acre or more, including smaller sites in a larger common plan of development or sale The Clean Water Act and associated...

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The primary stormwater pollutant at an unstabilized and unmanaged construction site is sediment!

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5 Types of Erosion on Construction Sites

The primary stormwater pollutant at an unstabilized and unmanaged construction site is sediment! Weather events cause stormwater runoff Precipitation events, such as rain events, and temperature events, such as snowmelt events, cause stormwater runoff. The EPA defines...

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9 Steps of SWPPP Development & Implementation

Failure to implement a SWPPP can result in substantial fines from the EPA or a state environmental agency! The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites for...

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The construction site operator must obtain pollutant discharge authorization under NPDES.

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About the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

The construction site operator must obtain pollutant discharge authorization under NPDES. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites for construction site...

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Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites for construction site operators, including general contractors (GC), construction managers (CM), and EPC contractors...

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5 Benefits of Stormwater Runoff Management in Construction

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides numerous instructional resources for developing effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), as a part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and the NPDES Stormwater...

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