OSHA Continues Focus on Protecting Workers From Struck-By Vehicle Hazards at Job Sites in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri
U.S. Department of Labor (02/29/16)
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its regional emphasis program in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, to increase industry outreach and inspections to reduce worker injury rates involving vehicles, powered industrial trucks, and motorized equipment in construction, general industry, and maritime. "Struck-by vehicle fatalities and injuries are 100% preventable. Yet, since 2012, of all fatalities OSHA has investigated in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, 20% have involved struck-by vehicle hazards," says Marcia Drumm, regional administrator for OSHA. "Employers must do more to prevent these tragedies including evaluating their workplaces to identify and eliminate hazards, and training employees to recognize hazardous conditions."
Employers are encouraged to visit the Construction Struck-by eTool for strategies to prevent such incidents in construction. Educational materials in both English and Spanish are available from local OSHA offices. Materials include a fact sheet with incident data and prevention strategies, a brochure that covers risk assessment steps, common operator errors, and safety tips. Full Story Available