National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 26-30!
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season encourages safe driving through highway work zones.
The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. This link provides more information and resources: https://www.nwzaw.org/
The email chain below has information about the Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction.
The Stand-Down takes place on the first day of NWZAW (April 26, 2021).
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council are planning a second annual Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction for April 26.
The Stand-Down, to take place on the first day of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 26-30), 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.
To make the Stand-Down a success during COVID-19, CPWR and NORA are encouraging contractors, workers, and other stakeholders to participate virtually. More information on ways to participate will be posted on CPWR's Work Zone Safety webpage soon.