Denmark - Serious worries about safety at wind park - June 30, 2016

A case of employees who developed occupational diseases in the wind turbine industry has attracted great attention in the media because problems with hazardous chemicals in the workplace were considered a thing of the past - something that companies had long since gotten under control. Radio Denmark uncovered one of the biggest scandals involving exposure to dangerous chemicals at work in recent time. Two major wind turbine manufacturers, Siemens Wind Power and Vestas, have taken health and safety at work so lightly that at least 150 employees have become seriously ill from workplace exposure to epoxy and isocyanates. This case proves that certain companies have not been up to the job and have failed to live up to their responsibility to ensure safe and healthy workplaces where going to work doesn’t make you sick.

English: http://www.lo.dk/English%20version/News/siemens.aspx

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