Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers, and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. 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 (please be aware that the webinar platform only supports 1,000 people attending live, however everyone who registers for the event will automatically receive the recording):
Monday, April 26th at 1:00pm ET (1 hour): Cranes & Lifting – Avoiding Struck-By Incidents Under the Hook
April 26th is the second National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents, and this year we’ve expanded the focus to include lift zones in addition to work zones. In this webinar – the first of two virtual Stand-Down events, you’ll hear from a variety of industry stakeholders about the responsibilities of a lift director and the basics to look out for in a lift zone, the most prevalent issues and accidents experienced, and best practices for lift safety.
Monday, April 26th at 3:00pm ET (1 hour): Preventing Struck-By Incidents: Learning by Experience
April 26th is the second National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents, and this year we’ve expanded the focus to include lift zones in addition to work zones. In this webinar – the second of two virtual Stand-Down events, our panel will discuss their own experiences facing stuck-by incidents and identifying improvements and strategies to better avoid them.
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.
Work Zone Safety Resources
- Toolbox Talks:
Lift Zone Safety Resources – More Coming Soon for 2021
- Toolbox Talks:
- Crane and Lift Zone Safety: Planning for a Safe Lift (English PDF & JPEG, Spanish PDF & JPEG)
- In 1 Strike You Could Be Out (English PDF & JPEG)
- Struck-by Incidents Are a Leading Cause of Injury in Construction (English PDF & JPEG, Spanish PDF & JPEG)
- Best Practices for Safe Crane Lifts (English PDF & JPEG, Spanish PDF & JPEG)
Training materials and research from trusted safety & health organizations and construction stakeholders.