Our Ref: HSR/2/6
Head Office Circular: NP/202/21
9th June 2021
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES – HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS
I write following RMT’s participation in a Health and Safety Research in Offshore Renewables Workshop organised by Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub and the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) on 11th May 2021. I have been contacted by Professor Beth Rosenberg from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA (with whom the HSE works in order to transfer health and safety knowledge and experience from the offshore wind sector in the UK to their new US industry). Professor Rosenberg is keen to learn about RMT’s work in the offshore wind industry and as a result the RMT National Secretary has been asked to speak at a webinar on 17th June entitled “Health and Safety in the UK Offshore Wind Industry: Workers’ Views”.
Your National Executive Committee, at its meeting on 27th May, resolved as follows:
That we note a meeting between our National Officers and the Beth Rosenberg Dept of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Boston USA and welcome the further planned cooperation going forward, as the Maritime industry is global and often uses this to exploit its workers in a never-ending pursuit of more profits.
The aim of the forum is to provide information to the industry regulator to make Instillations safe from their inception, where RMT previous experience will be vital.
Further reports to be placed back in front of this NEC
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.