Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)

Sustainability

Broadwind Energy is committed to minimizing adverse effects to the environment and pursuing continuous improvement around employee health and safety.

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)

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Our EHS Committment

Commitment – the foundation of our efforts

Broadwind Energy recognizes some of its operations may have an impact on the environment and present risk of occupational injury to employees. The company is committed to minimizing adverse effects to the environment and continuous improvement around employee health and safety. Our ultimate goal is to have ZERO injuries, illnesses or cause no environmental harm.

We take our commitment seriously. Broadwind Energy has established an EHS management system across the entire Corporation which contains the following key elements for success:

Commitment - starting with top management and driven throughout the organization.

Expectations - clearly defined and measurable within our EHS Framework.

Enablers - procedures, training and IT systems which govern our daily work practices.

Tools & Resources - include dedicated EHS professionals within each operating business unit.

Validation - includes structured internal and external annual audit oversight.

Visibility - monthly communications with employees and reviews by management.

Continuous Improvement - employee input as well as analysis of proactive and lagging performance indicators.

EHS Framework

Framework

To ensure rigorous and consistent EHS programs are implemented across all operations, Broadwind Energy has developed an “EHS Framework” consisting of 18 elements, including more than 540 evaluation questions to serve as a tool that combines “how-to” information with a measurable output.

The EHS Framework's long ranging strategy is built around the widely recognized principles of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as well ISO 140001 and OSHAS 18001 registries.

To drive continuous improvement, each month, Broadwind Energy's chief executive officer and other top leaders review key indicators including EHS framework performance, injuries, lost time rates, environmental exceedances and penalties.

Our Performance

Performance

Employee Health & Safety

Broadwind Energy has demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses. By utilizing a robust Near Miss Reporting and Gemba Walk program, we have achieved better than benchmark performance.

Consolidated Occupation Injury & Illness Performance
Environmental Compliance Reporting

We participate in several environmental programs to manage, report and reduce our environmental impact.

Community Right-to-Know

We support your right to know about the chemicals in your community. The following Broadwind Energy facilities participate in the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting program.

  • Abilene, TX
  • Cicero, IL
  • Manitowoc, WI
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Current data for our company can be found on the EPA's TRI public database.

Clean Air Act

We support the control and reduction of harmful air emission sources and maintain state issued operating permits to ensure compliance with EPA standards at the following Broadwind Energy facilities.

  • Manitowoc, WI
  • Abilene, TX
  • Cicero, IL
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Clean Water Act

We support the conservation and protection of water resources. We maintain storm water pollution prevention plans to minimize the impact our operations have on storm water discharges at the following Broadwind Energy facilities:

  • Manitowoc, WI
  • Abilene, TX
  • Cicero, IL
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Industrial Wastes

We promote the minimization of wastes generated in our operations through reduction, reuse and recycling activities. When we have industrial wastes that must be disposed of, we manage and dispose of those wastes in accordance with the U.S.EPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and applicable State and local laws and regulations.