NSC Construction and Utilities Division news NSC Labor Division news Contractors Federal agencies Safety culture Hazard communication Construction Injury prevention Construction

National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents almost here

Photo: CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training

Washington — The fifth annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents begins April 15, providing employers with opportunities to raise awareness of struck-by hazard recognition and prevention.

The weeklong event – scheduled in conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week – kicks off with a livestreamed stand-down at a construction site in Mobile, AL. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

Other planned events include a webinar covering the importance of developing internal traffic control plans in work zones. It’s set for 2 p.m. Eastern on April 18.

NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda Construction Sector Council coordinates the stand-down, in cooperation with OSHA, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

The partners encourage employers to use the stand-down as an opportunity to pause the workday for safety demonstrations, toolbox talks and training opportunities.

“Stand-downs provide the opportunity to inform workers and management about these hazards and provide training on how to prevent these injuries,” G. Scott Earnest, director of the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health, said in a press release.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy. (Anonymous comments are welcome; merely skip the “name” field in the comment box. An email address is required but will not be included with your comment.)