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Alternative Energy

Technology innovation and concerns surrounding the impacts of climate change have led to the emergence of “green” industries that aim to reduce hazardous emissions and the use of hazardous materials. But not all green jobs are inherently safe – processes and technologies used in these emerging industries may introduce new hazards to the workplace. This page offers resources on occupational health hazards associated with alternative energy sources – including wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, and biofuels – and the implications for worker training. For related information, please visit our Green Jobs and Climate Resilience pages.

Training Resources

WTP Resources

WTP Technical Workshops

Federal Links and Documents

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Other Links and Documents