CPWR Announces Virtual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction

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.

On April 20th CPWR will be hosting its first National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents during National Work Zone Awareness WeekFollowing CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this first National Stand-Down event will be held virtually (online). Click here to register for the webinar and share your questions.

[1] CPWR Quarterly Data Report: Struck-by Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/Quarter2-QDR-2017.pdf

[2]CPWR Chart Book (Chart 43d)  https://www.cpwr.com/chart-book-6th-edition-fatal-and-nonfatal-injuries-leading-causes-fatal-and-nonfatal-injuries