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Struck-By Hazards

Work Zone Safety graphicStruck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers,[1] and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[2] According to OSHA, the four most common struck-by hazards are being struck-by a flying, falling, swinging, or rolling object. The NORA Construction Sector Council is undertaking a number of initiatives to increase awareness of struck-by hazards and ways to prevent them, including developing this online resource and launching a National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents.

The 2nd annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents will take place April 26th, 2021 — on the first day of Work Zone Awareness Week.The NORA Construction Sector Council will be holding two webinars as part of this virtual event, and more information on how to participate virtually or hold your own stand-down at a safe social distance using some of the resources below will be posted soon. Check CPWR’s guidance document and other resources on COVID-19 for the construction industry for information on staying safe during training and other activities.

The following are materials developed by the NORA Construction Sector Council to use in support of this initiative. The first Stand-Down in 2020 focused on work zone safety (view the virtual event on-demand here), and this year we’ve added lift zone safety:

2021 Promotional Graphics: Graphic #1 (jpeg), Graphic #2 (jpeg)

Work Zone Safety Resources

  • Toolbox Talks:
  • Infographics:
    • OPERATORS! 4 Steps for Work Zone Safety (English PDF & JPEG, Spanish JPEG)
    • CONTRACTORS! Work Zone Safety Starts with Your Internal Traffic Control Plan (English PDF & JPEG, Spanish JPEG)
    • Head Protection (English PDF & JPEG)

Lift Zone Safety Resources More Coming Soon for 2021

  • Toolbox Talks:
  • Infographics:
    • Crane and Lift Zone Safety: Planning for a Safe Lift (English PDF & JPEG)
    • In 1 Strike You Could Be Out (English PDF & JPEG)

Additional Resources to Prevent Struck-by Incidents and Fatalities in Construction Work Zones


NIOSH Resources:

NIOSH FACE Reports & Related Resources:

ARTBA Resources:

Work Zone Safety Consortium: Guidance on Developing Internal Traffic Control Plans

OSHA Resources:

CPWR Other Resources:

Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America Resources:

IUOE Focus Four Toolbox Talks:

Washington Safety and Health Training Institute: Keeping Cement Masons Safe: Preventing Falls, Struck and Caught Between Accidents

Construction Safety Council: FOCUS 4 Hazards (summaries of what workers need to know)

Washington State Department of Labor:




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