Frontpage News News Q4 2018 Legal memorandum clarifies GWO position in United States

03.10.18

Legal memorandum clarifies GWO position in United States

GWO standards are "relevant instruments employers can use" to aid in their compliance with certain OSHA-mandated requirements for training employees who work in the wind power industry.

GWO has received confirmation its standards can aid compliance with the United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

In a memorandum from its legal advisors, GWO's safety and technical training standards have been reviewed in relation to certain OSHA-mandated requirements for training employees who work in the wind energy industry. 

The memo confirms GWO standards are 'relevant instruments employers can use to aid their compliance with certain OSHA-mandated requirements for training employees in the wind power industry.'

Regarding the use of third party certified independent training providers, the memorandum points out that for some of its standards, OSHA has prescribed minimum qualifications for trainers. 

"Because GWO’s CTPs are subject to an in-depth audit process performed by accredited certification bodies, employers should be able to feel confident that GWO certified training providers will meet or exceed OSHA’s test for trainer proficiency, credentials, and experience."

Copies of the memorandum are available on request. Please send an email to Ralph Savage, Head of Communciations.  
 
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