ISEA has initiated a second public review in response to its proposed new standard for dropped object prevention solutions. Currently designated as ISEA 121, the standard seeks to establish minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for solutions that reduce dropped objects incidents in industrial and occupational settings.
An industry first, the standard focuses on preventative solutions actively used by workers to mitigate the potential effects of falling objects. Dropped objects include hand tools, instrumentation, small parts, structural components and other items that have to be transferred and used at heights. The implications from struck-by injuries can range from inconvenience or loss of productivity to life-altering injury or death. This is especially important in oil and gas, construction, energy and telecommunications infrastructure, shipping operations and aviation industries, where elevated work areas are common.
Public review comments will be accepted until June 25, 2018 and should be submitted to ISEA’s Director of Member and Technical Services, Cristine Fargo.
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