Wednesday Work Tip

Struck by Hazards

Struck-by hazards can come from a variety of activities, work environments, and tasks. Remember to recognize and avoid possible struck-by hazards when:

·Working on or near roads

·Working below elevated structures such as scaffolds or where cranes are lifting materials overhead

·Using compressed air, pneumatic tools, or powder-actuated tools

·Working near heavy equipment such as excavators, backhoes, or cranes

·Working inside trenches or excavations

·Working as a rigger, or near rigging, lifting, or materials handling operations

·Using hand tools such as chisels, hammers, or wire clippers Worker using a hammer and chisel to chip away materials.

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