Dropped Objects


Creating a company-wide dropped objects prevention program presents a significant opportunity to prevent serious injuries and incidents. The success of dropped objects prevention in any company is a function of a strong commitment to thorough implementation of the program.

Program Alignment

This program aligns with other Energy Safety Canada prevention strategies such as:

Program Resources 

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.

  • Dropped Objects Best Practice
  • This 3-minute microlearning on dropped objects is designed to expand industry’s understanding of dropped objects and associated risk factors and encourage hazard identification and control.

  • Dropped Objects Microlearning Video
  • 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.

  • Dropped Objects Exclusion Zone Tool | FINAL DRAFT
  • Online Store

    Energy Safety Canada has partnered with Devco Consulting Ltd. to provide a third-party store to purchase resources for dropped objects prevention.

    Items available include:

    • Decals
    • Magnets
    • Posters
    • Banners
    • Flagging Tape
    • Signs
    • Promotional Merchandise

    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.


    Our goal:

    Zero injuries.

    Zero incidents.