Managing Safety Performance NewsFlash

Danger: Falling Objects

Some companies have a rule about working under a suspended load: in a word, DON’T.

Every company safety rule on the planet exists for a simple reason: something bad happened, and the rule will make sure it doesn’t happen again. In the case of the suspended load rule, it doesn’t take much imagination to picture what must have happened to have caused that rule to have been written.

Just in case that reason might have slipped your memory, here’s a recent example of the damage a falling object can do:

Worker Killed in Water Tower Incident

An object doesn’t have to be suspended very far off the ground to make it a hazard. That’s what the Injury Triangle© suggests, and here’s an example to make that point.

Newsflash July 2018

Paul Balmert
July 2018

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