The following information is from the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs:
Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers, and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. Through an effort coordinated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training is hosting the first National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents during National Work Zone Awareness Week.
Virtual National Stand-Down:
A free, 1-hour “Virtual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents – Q&A Panel” is scheduled for April 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Eastern). Speakers will include representatives from NIOSH, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America, Texas Department of Transportation, and Kraemer North America. The panel will provide practical information that stakeholders can use on their job sites to prevent struck-by incidents, and answer questions about struck-by hazards in work zones.
- Highway Work Zones and Signs, Signals, and Barricades
- Construction eTool – Struck-By
- Construction Focus Four: Struck‐By Hazards INSTRUCTOR GUIDE and Training Materials (OSHA Outreach Training Module)
- Quick Card: Top Four Construction Hazards (Spanish)
- Struck-by Accidents in Construction/Vehicle Back-Over (Video available in English and Spanish)
- OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance brochure - High Visibility Clothing For Heavy & Highway Construction
Please forward to any of your membership whose workforce may be engaged in construction related activities in, on or around highways/roadways and could be exposed to potentially fatal struck-by hazards.