National Stand Down to Prevent Struck-By Injuries
March 15, 2023
The fourth annual National Stand-down to prevent struck-by incidents takes place from April 17-21, 2023. This is a great time for employers to review common struck-by hazards with their employees. Struck-by injuries are the leading cause of injuries and death for construction workers.
The Most Common Struck By Hazards
- Flying objects
- 2. Falling objects
- Swinging objects
- Rolling objects
Construction is the industry with 2 TIMES the risk of struck-by injuries of all other industries.
Ways to Prevent Struck-By Injuries
- Use barriers and vehicle arrest systems.
- Wear the proper personal protective equipment (e.g., high-visibility clothing and hard hats).
- Check loads to make sure they are rigged correctly to avoid unbalanced loads.
- Never work under a suspended load.
- Maintain distance from cranes and backhoes to stay out of their swing radius.
- Make sure to establish a working zone for employees and pedestrians to protect them from moving equipment and vehicles.
- Always makes sure your tools are tethered to your work belt when working from heights.
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