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

Struck-by injuries are a leading cause of death,[1]  and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[2] According to OSHA, there are four common struck-by hazards:

  • Struck-by a flying object
  • Struck-by a falling object
  • Struck-by a swinging object
  • Struck-by a rolling object

To help construction contractors and their employees find resources to help reduce the risks and prevent struck-by injuries and fatalities, the NORA Construction Sector Council has developed this online resource to provide ready access to training materials and the latest research from trusted sources.

Training Materials

NIOSH Resources:

ARTBA Resources:

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

OSHA Resources:

CPWR Toolbox Talks:

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)

Laborers Handouts:

Washing State Department of Labor:

Research