Prevention of and protection from falling objects on midrise structures

How to reduce or eliminate the serious workplace health and safety risks of objects falling from a worksite and injuring construction workers and people nearby.

Last updated

Jun 2016

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 723.81 kB

Document Length

5 pages

What it contains

Falling objects can cause serious injuries or death for construction workers and people near building sites. This document explains:

  • the Occupational Health and Safety duties of workplaces and employees to  provide and maintain a safe work environment
  • how to identify hazards and control risks
  • how to work with builders and designers to plan for safety before construction begins

At the end of the document, you’ll find a sample table of control measures to reduce or eliminate this risk.