Struck By Hazards Safety

Struck By Hazards

Material Handling

  • Avoid overhead suspended loads
  • Be aware of workers surroundings
  • Be aware of proximity in relation to other activities
  • Barricading swing radius of equipment, cranes, back hoes, etc…
  • Equipment and materials not being stored too close to edges of structures
  • Securing materials for inclement weather conditions, high winds, storms, etc…

Equipment Operations

  • Back up alarms and horns functioning on equipment
  • Lights working on equipment
  • Operator qualifications / training
  • Equipment inspections
  • Daily visual inspections
  • Maintenance procedures and documentation
  • Glass not cracked or dirty to impair operator’s vision
  • Awareness training for employees around equipment, it’s easier for the Employees on the ground to see the piece of equipment than it is for the Operator to see the employees