Erect toeboards, screens, or guardrail systems to prevent objects from falling from higher levels; or,
Erect a canopy structure and keep potential fall objects far enough from the edge of the higher level so that those objects would not go over the edge if they were accidentally displaced; or,
Barricade the area to which objects could fall, prohibit employees from entering the barricaded area, and keep objects that may fall far enough away from the edge of a higher level so that those objects would not go over the edge if they were accidentally displaced.
OSHA Regulations - Conveyors
Where a conveyor passes over work areas, aisles, or thoroughfares, suitable guards shall be provided to protect employees required to work below the conveyors.
ANSI A10.11-1989 (R1998)
Neither public traffic nor workers shall be permitted underneath a work area unless they are protected from falling objects. In cases in which personnel nets are used, they shall be line with debris netting with a mesh of size and strength sufficient to contain tools and materials capable of causing injury.
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