Preventing Struck By & Against Incidents

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Date(s) - 05/22/2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Preventing Struck By & Against Incidents

Struck-by, struck-against and back-over incidents are far too common.

They can happen any place at any time, which is why they’re so difficult to prevent.

Many believe that these incidents are actually “accidents” resulting from a series of unfortunate events. OSHA doesn’t see it that way. According to OSHA, labeling struck-by events as accidents suggests a lack of control. Because you don’t have the luxury of disagreeing with OSHA on semantics, approaching struck-by events as preventable incidents will result in more positive outcomes for your business. Preventing struck-by, struck-against and back-over incidents comes down to optimizing situational awareness and committing to a safety culture.