5 Ways to Protect Construction Workers from Falling Objects

We hear a lot about safety on job sites and federal regulations, but there’s one area that may be overlooked. Yes, people fall and are injured, and sometimes killed. But what about objects that fall from high levels onto lower areas that can prove dangerous? Consider the story from a New Jersey construction site, where someone working on the 50th floor of a new structure had his one-pound tape measure dislodged from his belt. A worker delivering drywall to the site was hit in the head, and later died. It should be noted that the victim had left his hard hat in his truck. Still, the tips in this post are important reminders about harnessed tools and the installation of safety netting.