- Mitigating the high potential hazards in the Mineral Products Industry

Fatal 5 - Struck by moving falling object

31% of the fatalities in the industry are associated with individuals being struck by falling objects.

Incidents involving injuries from a falling or moving object commonly are associated with operators dropping tools, parts or dislodging materials that either fall on them or a colleague, individuals being struck during  loading or unloading, materials being thrown out during a manufacturing process, materials falling from conveyors or other transportation system and failure of strapping/lifting device during maintenance procedures.

These risks can be mitigated by a range of measures which include;

  • Wearing appropriate PPE such as  safety helmets and boots
  • Overhead protection or use of netting
  • Better guarding  that prevents spillage
  • Checking that the  correct lifting devices are being used
  • Checking that lifting devices are well maintained
  • Maintaining safety zones during loading and unloading
  • Moving pedestrians away form high risk areas
  • Ensuring that storage areas and shelving are appropriate
  • Better risk assessments and safe systems of work.

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