Construction Safety Unit IV Lesson Activity
Struck-by injuries OSHA has identified struck-by injuries as one of the four leading causes of construction fatalities (Occupational Safety & Health Administration [OSHA], n.d.-c). Many of the hazards that cause struck-by injuries involve tools and material handling. This activity will depict specific hazards within an actual worksite photo. Can you spot the hazard before it is identified for you?
What twostruck-by hazards can you identify in this photo? Figure 1 [OSHA, n.d.-b)
workers are in the path of a moving load and could be struck by it.OSHA standard violated: 29 CFR 1926.1425(e)(1) 1 • Figure 1 • (OSHA, n.d.-b)
Worker is standing under load and guiding it by hand.OSHA standard violated: 29 CFR 1926.1425(e)(1) 2 • Figure 1 • (OSHA, n.d.-b)
Struck by accidents are the cause of 10% of all construction fatalities (OSHA n.d.-a).
References Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (n.d.-a). Commonly used statistics. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (n.d.-b). Figure 1 [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/focus_four/struckby/struckby_hazrec.ppt Occupational Safety & Health Administration. (n.d.-c). Materials handling, storage, use, and disposal [PowerPoint Presentation]. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction_generalindustry/const_outreach_tp.html