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Struck By Hazards In Construction – M277E (19 Min.)

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Struck-by accidents are one of the four leading causes of fatalities in construction work.
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Struck-by injuries are caused by the impact you receive when an object hits you.
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A raised load that slips from its rigging is considered to be a "falling object".
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Some protective footwear is equipped with built-in protection for the small bones located in the upper part of your foot.
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A face shield alone can completely protect your eyes from flying objects.
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Trained personnel who control the movement of vehicle traffic in and around a job site are called spotters.
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75% of the struck-by accidents that occur on construction worksites involve heavy equipment.
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When you stay outside the "swing radius" of a piece of heavy equipment, you are avoiding a serious struck-by danger zone.
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You should not operate a nail gun unless you have been trained and licensed on how to use it (if licensing is required where you work).
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Many struck-by accidents can be prevented by stacking and storing materials securely so they cannot slip, slide, roll or fall.