High winds generated by the helicopter blades can throw loose items or trash at employees and cause them to be injured.
- Good housekeeping shall be maintained in all helicopter loading and unloading areas. [29 CFR 1910.183(g)]
- Keep helipad area free from litter, or other debris. [29 CFR 1910.183(f)].
- Items such as loose clothing, hats, gloves, and scarves, should be properly secured before entering the helipad area. [29 CFR 1910.183(f)].
- Use complete eye protection, as well as hardhats secured by chinstraps. [29 CFR 1910.183(e)(1)].