This program aligns with other Energy Safety Canada prevention strategies such as:
- Life Saving Rules Standard
- “Are You in the Line of Fire?” Program
- Potentially Serious Incidents Program
Watch the recording of the Dropped Objects Prevention webinar for an overview of the resources.
This best practice is designed to assist companies in the development, maintenance and on-going improvement of dropped objects prevention. Every company’s risks of dropped objects will vary. As such, each one’s control strategies may be slightly different to reflect the work environment and associated risks and challenges but should take into consideration the various components discussed in this document.
This 3-minute video on dropped objects is designed to expand industry’s understanding of dropped objects and associated risk factors and encourage hazard identification and control. Please review the YouTube video description for helpful instructions on how to use this video, questions to ask and talking points to review with your workers.
This tool has been designed to educate industry on the use and limitations of exclusion zones and the need for other preventative barriers to build capacity to fail safe. Energy Safety Canada is seeking to publish the calculations and methodology around the exclusion zone tool in a peer-reviewed journal and will provide the link to this publication within the tool when it is available. At that time, final draft will be removed from the tool.
Reviewing industry safety trends and research can help drive improved safety performance. The provincial Top Target Injuries Report is available for Alberta and Saskatchewan and provides historical insight into injuries in the energy industry.
Drops | Canadian Chapter
Energy Safety Canada has partnered with DROPS (DropsOnline) in the establishment of a Canadian Chapter.
To become a member of this Canadian Chapter please review the Terms of Reference on the Canadian Chapter DROPS website and send an e-mail to the contact information indicating your interest in participation.
Free membership in the Canadian Chapter is available to interested Canadian companies.