Working at ground level, your hard hat protects you from an object falling from above. But when someone is working aloft, a falling hard hat becomes a one-pound unguided missile that endangers the entire worksite.
Historically, dropped objects have played a principal role in oil and gas incidents. This situation should not be tolerated or allowed to continue. We must eliminate this type of incident. Dropped objects is a collective issue and not just an operator or a rig owner’s problem; it is a common problem for everyone in our industry.