Offshore Wind Workforce Safety Standards and Training Resource

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The standardization of safety training requirements for people working at sea to build and operate offshore wind energy projects, adoption of those standards, and alignment with offshore safety training curriculum development was identified as a high-priority workforce gap in the U.S. Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment (Stefek, 2022). Safety is a top priority for the offshore wind industry; however, there has been uncertainty surrounding what unique safety standards and training will be needed and how various offshore wind safety stakeholders will be involved. The scope of safety training for this resource includes workers who build and operate offshore wind energy projects at sea and defines the stakeholders in the complex ecosystem. This fact sheet aims to help reduce these uncertainties by: 1) Delineating jurisdictional lines, while clarifying roles and responsibilities amongst stakeholders; 2) Identifying key actions or partnerships that can encourage further success with safety training and workforce development.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-85752

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102023-6075


  • offshore wind
  • safety
  • safety standards
  • training
  • workforce


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