Dropped object hazards
Construction sites pose unique risks when workers work at height. Working at heights is not just about protecting workers from falling hazards.
In addition, falling objects in the workplace can injure workers and others, as well as cause equipment damage, and lead to tool loss.
In some cases, even a hard hat cannot protect from direct impacts caused by dropped tools and objects depending on their weight and shape.In most instances, people do not consider this hazard until they have experienced a near miss or an injury that serves as a vivid reminder.
Specific performance of the hazards of falling objects
- The speed of 43.8 miles per hour will result in the solid object hitting the ground in 2 seconds when dropped from 64 feet.
- With a speed of 65.8 mph, the same object will strike the ground in 3 seconds when dropped from 106 feet.
- Hardhats are susceptible to penetration if a 2-ounce pen is dropped from 230 feet above the ground.
DIFFERENT falling prOTECTION soltions:
Falling objects are also protected under the OSHA fall protection rule. You are entitled to protection from falling objects if your employer takes the necessary steps. Employees working or walking below must be protected with an additional method. Hard hats alone are not enough, so passive protection and active protection can better prevent injuries from falling objects.
PASSIVE PROTECTION SYSTEMs
The edge protection system in the picture above has a toeboard to prevent objects from falling. The guardrail system is used with the fall protection net or safety fan to avoid the fall of debris and tools better.
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the installation of safety net fan
Manufacturing a safety net
There are many sizes and designs of fall protection nets and safety fans that can be used to capture both people and materials. In a roof girder construction, for example, a rope or claw is used to attach the rope. Working at height is more efficient with the fall protection nets or safety fans because it offers flexibility and safety.
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