Handouts, Planning Tools & Training Programs

Struck-By Hazards

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”.

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents is coming up during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, 2024! Stay tuned for event announcements, and watch last year’s webinar on demand herePast 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 research findings and research on the use of nudges to guide decision-making, CPWR developed a Planning Program to Prevent Struck-by Incidents, which is currently being pilot tested. 

Learn more about this research and how to participate in the pilot study from this on-demand webinar or this short video with one of our researchers.

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