When on a worksite, staying aware of all of your surroundings is of paramount importance. That way, you can see dropped objects before they become hazards. Always remember that before anything else, safety is job number one. Here is what you should know about dropped objects and how they affect worksite safety.
What Are They?
Let’s start by explaining what dropped objects are. If anything falls from a height – even from a ladder or scaffold – then it counts as a dropped object. There are reasons why it’s so important to wear hard hats and helmets on any job site – in the name of worksite safety. PPE is another preventative measure against injury and severe harm to any personnel on-site, whether or not they are workers. Although it sounds like this classification only applies if an object such as a hammer or drill is dropped, that isn’t always the case. As long as it falls due to its own weight or the effects of gravity, it still qualifies as a dropped object.
So now let’s discuss possible dangers surrounding dropped objects. All of the hustle and bustle of an average construction zone are risky enough – just think about the potential for everything that could be dropped while a building is being constructed or demolished. The oil and gas industry, by its nature, is already extremely dangerous. The areas around cranes, platforms, ladders, and pipes must all be monitored as closely as possible. The same goes for any zones on land – such as road work – where concrete is involved. You’ll probably need floodlights to see better at night, and those lights are often elevated. What if you need ziplines to send equipment down from a crane? And just think how much damage a wrecking ball can do if it falls!
How to Prevent Incidents
Now let’s switch gears to talking about prevention. Monitor the weather forecast, since high winds and powerful storms can knock equipment and tools down onto areas where workers gather. Even with social distancing measures in place, that isn’t always practical, especially when it comes to worksite safety.
Prioritize Safety with G&M Services
G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G&M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and Firestop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.