Struck-by accidents occur when a person is hit by a moving object. On construction sites this can include being hit on the head by a falling hammer, hit by particles being thrown from a grinder, hit by a truck that’s backing up, or hit by a load of wallboard that’s being hoisted.
Struck-by accidents are one of the four top causes of fatalities in construction work, and can result in serious injuries as well. But they don’t have to happen.
MARCOM’s training products on “Struck-By Hazards in Construction Environments” provide the information employees need to recognize the struck-by hazards that are associated with construction tasks and take steps to avoid them before accidents happen.
All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.
Topics covered in these products include:
- What are struck-by hazards?
- Personal protective equipment.
- Traffic safety.
- Heavy equipment.
- Hand and power tools.
- Masonry walls, overhead work and building materials.
- and more.
“Struck-By Hazards in Construction Environments” online and VOD training, DVD and CD courses are available in English and Spanish. Kits, Booklets and Posters are available in English only.
The “Struck-By Hazards in Construction Environments” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3 – 5 minute courses:
- “What are ‘Struck-By’ Hazards?”
- “Personal Protective Equipment”
- “Traffic Safety”
- “Heavy Equipment”
- “Hand and Power Tools”
- “Masonry Walls, Overhead Work and Building Materials”