CPWR and the NORA Construction Sector Council will be leading the second annual Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction on Monday, April 26. The Stand-Down, to take place on the first day of National Work Zone Awareness Week, asks contractors to pause work to recognize that struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers and to educate their crews about risks and solutions for mitigating them.

For the National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents, CPWR is holding two virtual stand down events:


Cranes & Lifting – Avoiding Stuck-By Incidents Under the Hook
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Time: 1pm
Location: ONLINE


  • Tom Gordon, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B
  • Jim Wiethorn, Ph.D., P.E., International Crane & Construction Safety Solutions, LLC
  • Mike Parnell, Industrial Training International
  • Moderator: Michael Mills, CSP, Liberty Mutual Insurance


Preventing Struck-By Incidents: Learning by Experience
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Time: 3pm
Location: ONLINE


  • Kevin Carnahan, Regional Safety Manager, Granite Construction Co.
  • Emmett Russell, Director of Safety (retired), International Union of Operating Engineers; Industry Master Instructor
  • Jacob Ladd, Area Director for the Wilmington Area Office, OSHA
  • Welcome: G. Scott Earnest, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, Associate Director for Construction, Office of Construction Safety & Health, NIOSH
  • Welcome: Bradley Sant, Senior Vice President, Safety and Education, American Road and Transportation Builders Association



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For the month of April 2021, GBCA is supporting OSHA’s Focus Four Hazard Training Campaign, providing weekly toolbox talks and other safety resources. You can access our library of mobile-friendly toolbox talks by clicking below: