Handouts, Planning Tools & Training Programs

Struck-By Hazards

Struck-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 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. Events will be announced as we get closer. Webinars from previous Stand-Downs are available below:


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

Preventing Struck-by Incidents Infographic (English PDF & JPEG)

Dropped Objects 

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)

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