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Dropped and Fallen Objects

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the hazards associated with dropping a small tool or object from an elevated height
  • Describe the safeguards your employer is responsible for providing to prevent damage and injury from dropped objects
  • Describe your responsibilities to prevent damage and injury from fallen objects
  • Recognize your personal responsibility to safely secure and handle tools and objects when working at an elevated height

Available in English

6 Minutes

Mobile Ready

In this lesson you, will learn about the risks involved with dropping a tool or small object when working from an elevated height and your personal responsibility to safely secure and handle tools and objects so others are not struck from above.

Course Outline
  • Dropped and Fallen Objects
Regulations
  • 1910.23 - Protection for floor openings
  • 1910.28 - Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection
  • 1926.451 - Safety And Health Regulations For Construction
  • 1925.501 - Duty to have fall protection
  • 1926.759 - Falling object protection
  • Subpart D - Walking and Working Surfaces Ruling