2015: Stop the Drop

Safety Campaign

This on-demand safety campaign shares ideas and lessons learned about injuries from dropped objects, and raise awareness in order to prevent such incidents.

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Let's prevent injuries from dropped objects.

ACP announces its first ever wind industry safety campaign: the Prevention of Dropped Objects Safety Awareness Month.

According to data obtained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics from all industries in the United States in 2013, over 10,000 injuries were recorded due to fallen objects that resulted in days away from work.* The goal of this campaign is to share ideas and lessons learned about this topic, and raise awareness in order to prevent such incidents. This campaign is open to all AWEA member companies who wish to participate.

* Data obtained from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and accounts for all injuries across all industries in the U.S.  Data is not specific to the wind industry.

Safety Lessons


Companies are encouraged to conduct safety lessons every Monday during the month of October to discuss this topic with staff members. Use your staff meetings or toolbox talks to go over the lessons provided. There are 4 lessons to download and distribute to your staff. Take some time out of your schedule to bring awareness to prevention of dropped objects. You can schedule these lessons at times that fit best into your schedule.

Dropped Objects Impact Calculator

Preventing Dropped Objects

Safe Practices While Working Up Tower

Quick Reference to Drop Prevention

Campaign Webinar Series


An introduction to the Prevention of Dropped Objects Campaign


  • Al Zeitz, Manager of Renewable Energy Services, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
  • Dr. David Michaels, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Grayling Vander Velde, Principal Safety Specialist, NextEra Energy
Cover slide of the Prevention of Dropped Objects webinar.

What’s the Risk?

Learn what a dropped object is, how risk is defined, measured, and reduced, and recommended practices for lifting and hoisting and securing tools.

Featuring Daniel Cushman, HSE Coordinator, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Dropped Tool Prevention: Essentials of Safe Lifting

This webinar covers the basic stages of lifting, the core elements of safe lifting, and how to cultivate a safe lifting culture at your organization. Featuring Bryce Merrick, President, Tuff Bucket, Inc.

Tools at Height: Supporting a Zero Drop Philosophy

“If we can make a conscious decision to prevent people from falling, we can make the same conscious decision regarding tools, eliminating the problem at its source.” Featuring Daniel Lutat, Director, Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies, Iowa Lakes Community College

Cover slide for a webinar on Tools at Height.

Additional resources

Campaign materials

In addition to the Monday safety lessons, we are providing you with the following additional resources. Please feel free to download the following documents and share and discuss them with your team. 

Order free Stand Tall stickers for your team


You can obtain hard hat stickers and 5×7 decals. The decals are available free of charge to member companies. To place an order, please send an email to safety@cleanpower.org and indicate the number of decals you need and your shipping address.


Ways you can participate

Get involved

Below are ways you can utilize the campaign materials and support the safety campaign. Have questions? Email safety@cleanpower.org.

Watch the webinar with your team

Download and share the materials on your company intranet

Use the materials in your training and safety meetings

Print the posters and display in common areas

Share the stickers with your team

Have questions?

Contact us

Contact us at safety@cleanpower.org

A special thank you to the members of our Safety Campaign Working Group for designing and contributing to this campaign.


The American Clean Power Association (ACP) assumes no liability for reliance on the accuracy or completeness of any information contained, distributed or referenced in this campaign. ACP is providing this information as a benefit and service in furtherance of ACP’s nonprofit and tax-exempt status. ACP makes no representations about the suitability of the information offered for any purpose. It is offered only as general guidance and does not constitute legal or professional advice. In formulating an accident prevention program, each member and/or contractor must ensure that their particular program is in compliance with applicable OSHA and other regulatory requirements. Members and their contractors should determine whether to seek legal or professional advice on all matters concerning OSHA compliance where appropriate. To the extent this information offers first aid and other care of injured persons, they are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. Health care professionals should be consulted where appropriate.

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