Washington — The third annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents — scheduled for April 11-15 — will feature four free webinars, including one in Spanish.
The event, scheduled in conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week, aims to raise awareness of collision hazards and how to prevent them. According to OSHA, the four most common collision hazards involve flying, falling, swinging or rolling objects. The webinars, hosted by NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda Construction Sector Council, are (every hour Eastern):
NIOSH encourages employers to stop work during the break to give a safety briefing, perform equipment inspections and/or discuss common construction collision hazards. Discussions of training, hazards, methods of protection, and company safety policies and goals are also encouraged.
Downloadable resources related to work zone, lifting zone and heavy equipment safety are available online from CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training. They include two webinars from last year’s event, as well as links to more than 25 toolkit discussions, infographics, data bulletins and blog posts.
NIOSH partners with OSHA, CPWR and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association for stand-down.