>  Infographic: How can you stop the drop?


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. The infographic below demonstrates how to tie-off several different tools used every day on a jobsite, just like you tie-off yourself with a body harness and self retracting lifeline. 


​Learn more about our Fall Protection for Tools® solutions and get trained. Capital Safety offers a variety of fall protection, and confined space and rescue training classes. Our competent person training course provides information and hands on training regarding how to tie-off your tool and what to consider when creating a drop prevention plan.

3M Fall Protection combines the products and expertise of DBI-SALA® and Protecta® with the technology and innovation of 3M to elevate safety to new heights and keep workers comfortable, confident and safe every time they climb. See our products and services at 3M.com/FallProtection.