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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 took place April 26th, 2021 — on the first day of Work Zone Awareness Week. Thank you to everyone who joined our live events! Recordings of both are now available —

If you attend one of the webinars or hold your own stand-down, don’t forget to get a certificate of participation For in-person Stand-Down events, check out 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)

NEW CPWR Data Bulletin: Fatal and Nonfatal Struck-by Injuries in the Construction Industry, 2011-2019

Work Zone Safety Resources

  • Toolbox Talks:
  • Infographics:
    • STAY ALERT IN WORK ZONES! (English PDF & JPEG, Spanish JPEG
    • 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)
    • In 1 Strike You Could Be Out (English PDF & JPEG)

Lift Zone Safety Resources 

  • Toolbox Talks:
  • Infographics:
    • Crane and Lift Zone Safety: Planning for a Safe Lift (English PDF & PNG; Spanish PDF & PNG)
    • In 1 Strike You Could Be Out (English PDF & JPEG)
    • Struck-by Incidents Are a Leading Cause of Injury in Construction (English PDF & PNG; Spanish PDF & PNG)
    • Best Practices for Safe Crane Lifts (English PDF & PNG; Spanish PDF & PNG)
    • Struck-by Incidents are the 2nd Leading Cause of Work-Related Death in Construction (English PDF & PNG; Spanish PDF & PNG)

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

Training materials and research from trusted safety & health organizations and construction stakeholders.


[1] CPWR Quarterly Data Report: Struck-by Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry /wp-content/uploads/publications/Quarter2-QDR-2017.pdf

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