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.