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National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction – April 20, 2020

Struck-by injuries are a leading cause of death,[1]  and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[2] According to OSHA, there are four common struck-by hazards:

  • Struck-by a flying object
  • Struck-by a falling object
  • Struck-by a swinging object
  • Struck-by a rolling object

Join CPWR, the NORA Construction Sector Council, and other partners on April 20th for the first National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents during National Work Zone Awareness Week.  To help construction contractors and their employees find resources to help reduce the risks and prevent struck-by incidents and fatalities, we developed an online resource to provide ready access to training materials and the latest research from trusted sources.  Leading up to the event, we’ll be adding resources that you can use for your stand-down and information about ways you can partner with us to save lives.

New resources to use as handouts, in print publications, and for social media:

  • Stand-Down promotional flyer (JPEG,PDF)
  • Infographics –
    • STAY ALERT IN WORK ZONES! (JPEG/PDF)
    • OPERATORS! 4 Steps for Work Zone Safety (JPEG/PDF)
    • CONTRACTORS! Work Zone Safety Starts with Your Internal Traffic Control Plan (JPEG/PDF)

[1] CPWR Quarterly Data Report: Struck-by Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/Quarter2-QDR-2017.pdf