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New Report on Struck-by Hazards, Barriers, and Opportunities in Construction

Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. Earlier this year, CPWR conducted a survey on behalf of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council Struck-by Work Group in order to: 1) explore causes of struck-by injuries, barriers to prevention, and ways to raise awareness and ensure use of safe practices; 2) learn about measures being taken to protect workers and the barriers to implementing controls for common struck-by hazards; and 3) gain insights into knowledge of struck-by hazards, the role of planning in prevention, and the motivators, resources, and support needed to prevent incidents.

The findings from this survey can be found in the CPWR report Struck-by Hazards, Barriers, and Opportunities in the Construction Industry, available here.