Struck-by hazards are one of the OSHA FOCUS FOUR which are the top 4 causes of fatalities in the construction industry. A struck-by hazard is the potential for an incident in which a worker may be hit by an object, tool or equipment. Struck-by hazards are often caused by improper material and equipment handling, poor housekeeping and lack of training about site/equipment awareness.
Struck-by road hazards can be present in many activities, work environments, and tasks such as working on or near roads, bridges or highways, working near heavy equipment such as excavators, backhoes, or cranes and working as a rigger, or near rigging, lifting, or materials handling operations.
OSHA Standard 1926.21(b)(2) The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.
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