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National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction - April 20, 2020

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

JOIN US! On April 20th for the first National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents during National Work Zone Awareness Week.  Leading up to the event, we'll be adding resources to this site that you can use for your stand-down and information about ways you can partner with us to save lives.  

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.

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

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:

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