>  AWEA Webinar Fall Protection For Tools October 2015
October 2015 is AWEA's first ever safety awareness month. 

The AWEA Prevention of Dropped Objects Campaign brings you a new safety initiative, designed to generate awareness concerning the prevention of dropped objects. To kick off October, Mark Caldwell, Director of Fall Protection of Tools at Capital Safety, will talk about dropped objects awareness and solutions.​ 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. ET

Fall Protection for Tools: Dropped Object Awareness and Solutions
There are more than 50,000 dropped object OSHA Recordables every year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—that's one injury caused by a dropped object every 10 minutes. That is a huge cost impacting personnel and property,​ and results in stand downs and investigations. Mitigating drop hazards is simple and very similar to a practice you've already perfected: 100% tie-off. 

Mark brings almost 30 years of executive management experience in sales, marketing, and business development. He previously served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Python Safety, which was acquired by Capital Safety in May, 2015.


More information about the series:

AWEA's EHS Committee, through the Safety Campaign Subcommittee, developed this campaign in support of AWEA's mission to continuously improve workplace safety.  It will be made available to member companies who wish to participate.  Campaign materials include:

  • Four safety lessons for every Monday in the month of October.
  • Posters
  • Hardhat and turbine wall stickers
  • Training presentation
  • Webinar series where you will hear from OSHA and industry experts on how to address the issue of dropped objects in the wind industry.

Take a look at the Safety Webinar schedule. You will only need to register once for the entire series.
You will receive a reminder before each webinar.

September 25 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

​An introductio​​n to the Drop Prevention Campaign:

  • Al Zeitz, Manager of Renewable Energy Services, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
  • Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (tentative)
  • Grayling Vander Velde, Principal Safety Specialist, NextEra
October 6 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Fall Protection for Tools: Dropped Object
Awareness and Solutions
Mark Caldwell, Director, Fall Protection for Tools
Capital Safety
October 13 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET What's the Risk?

Daniel Cushman, HSE Coordinator
Shell Exploration & Production Company
October 20 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Dropped Tool Prevention:
Essentials of Safe Lifting

Bryce Merrick, President
Tuff Bucket, Inc.
October 27 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Tools at Height:Supporting a Zero Drop Philosophy

Daniel Lutat, Director, Sustainable Energy
Resources & Technologies
Iowa Lakes Community College

All dates and times may be subject to change.

We encourage you to take part in this important campaign in the month of October – prevention of dropped objects month! Stay tuned for more information on how to participate! If you have any questions about this campaign please contact Aline DerAlexanian at aderalexanian@awea.org.

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