Handouts, Planning Tools & Training Programs

Struck-By Hazards

The NORA Construction Sector Council’s 4th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents will take place April 17-21, 2023 in coordination with National Work Zone Awareness Week.

Struck-by incidents are the 2nd leading cause of death among construction workers, and the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. [1] The National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Struck-by Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of training and prevention. Learn more from this “What is the Struck-by Stand-Down” flyer, and this NIOSH Feature “Join the National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents”.

A Kick-Off Webinar for the Stand-Down will take place on Monday, April 17th. More details coming soon. Past Stand-Down webinars and other videos can be found below and in our Struck-by YouTube playlist.

A recent report from CPWR, Struck-by Hazards, Barriers, and Opportunities in the Construction Industry — 2022 Survey Results, explores causes of struck-by injuries; barriers to their prevention; and examines measures to protect workers and barriers to implementing them. Based on these and other findings, CPWR is currently developing and pilot testing a Planning Program to Prevent Struck-by Incidents. Learn more about this research and how to participate in the pilot study from this on-demand webinar.

The following are materials developed by CPWR, NIOSH, and the NORA Construction Sector Council to use in support of this initiative.

Stand-Down Materials


Dropped Objects 


Work Zone Safety Resources


Lift Zone Safety Resources 


Heavy Equipment


Additional CPWR Resources to Prevent Struck-by Incidents

Additional NIOSH Resources to Prevent Struck-by Incidents


ARTBA Safety Center

Additional NIOSH FACE Program products, ARTBA resources, CPWR research, and materials from other partners available here.


[1] CPWR Data Bulletin: Fatal and Nonfatal Focus Four Injuries in Construction. https://www.cpwr.com/wp-content/uploads/DataBulletin-March2023.pdf