April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and OSHA is supporting two campaigns next week to ensure safe roadways for workers: the National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) occurring April 26 – 30, 2021, and the National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents occurring on April 26, 2021. These campaigns and subsequent events are supported by OSHA’s National Alliance program including The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance and CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).
Information about how you can help support both is provided below.
Here’s how you can help:
Support NWZAW National kick-off event on Tuesday April 27, 2021 hosted by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The limited-capacity event will meet social distancing guidelines and be livestreamed starting at 11 a.m. ET. This year’s theme “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives”.
Add the NWZAW Facebook frame to your profile picture.
Get the virtual background to use during Zoom, Teams, etc. meetings.
Participate in the texting challenge by typing “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives” on your phone into your social media channel, then post the result and our explanation while also tagging your friends
Participate on Thursday, April 29, 2021 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET by sharing messages about NWZAW, with a retweet "thunderclap" from 1-2 p.m. ET.
Support Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents
Share the flyer and encourage your coworkers and contractors to participate.
Asks contractors to pause work to recognize that struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death and injuries among construction workers and to educate their crews about risks and solutions for mitigating them.
More information on ways to participate are posted on CPWR's Struck-by webpage and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Bill Matarazzo in OSHA’s Outreach Services and Alliances at Matarazzo.William@dol.gov.
Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program.