Eliminating the hazard of dropped objects on the jobsite is essential in creating a safe work environment. It’s important to reduce, and ideally eliminate, this hazard at any and all worksites that present a dropped object risk, such as work at heights and work where tools may be lifted to heights.
Safety managers and jobsite supervisors should establish and maintain expectations regarding the prevention of dropped objects prior to the start of work. They should ensure that up-to-date, work-relevant dropped objects prevention training has been presented to all workers, and that workers have been given the latest tool tethering supplies that support their specific worksite activities, especially those performed at height.
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