In an effort to reduce construction accidents, OSHA's Southeast Region partnered with local contractors and federal, state and local agencies across Georgia to hold an early-morning, one-hour safety "stand-down" on November 9. The voluntary work stoppage focused on construction site injuries and fatalities caused by workers being struck by vehicles or falling objects. "Struck by accidents" are one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths on construction sites.
The partnership, called the "Georgia Struck-By Alliance," held the voluntary work stoppage and workplace safety meeting from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. 1,170 construction work zones with a total of 8,056 employees took part in the stand-down. During the stand-down, work zone safety training was conducted that focused on how to prevent workers being struck by construction materials and vehicles.
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