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National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents is this week

National Stand down to prevent injury and death caused struck-by incidentsAs attorneys representing construction workers injured on the job, we constantly encounter the devastating impacts of struck-by incidents on the lives of workers and their families. These incidents, which include being hit by moving vehicles, flying or falling objects, or swinging equipment, are not only the second leading cause of death in the construction industry but also the foremost cause of nonfatal injuries. This stark reality underscores the urgent need for stringent safety measures and comprehensive training.

Struck-by incidents occur when a worker is hit by an object or equipment, which can be propelled, falling, rolling, or swinging. These hazards are particularly prevalent in construction zones where heavy machinery and vehicles are in operation. Common scenarios involve workers being struck by vehicles backing up, equipment failures, or materials being ejected from tools. Each scenario demands specific preventive measures, ranging from proper signage and barriers to equipment maintenance and worker training.

The Role of the National Stand-Down and Legal Advocacy

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents is a critical initiative that promotes awareness and encourages proactive safety practices in the workplace. Scheduled during the National Work Zone Awareness Week, this event offers a platform for employers to engage directly with employees about the dangers of struck-by incidents and reinforce the importance of prevention through training.

As legal professionals specializing in construction accidents, we play a vital role in this dialogue. We not only represent victims and their families but also contribute to the development of safer work environments by enforcing regulations and promoting compliance.

We encourage everyone in the construction industry, from workers and supervisors to executives and legal teams, to participate in the National Stand-Down and the accompanying webinar. Engaging in these events not only enhances your understanding of struck-by hazards but also equips you with the tools and knowledge to implement effective safety measures. Moreover, by staying informed about the latest safety trends and legal requirements, you can help foster a culture of safety that protects all workers.