National Work Zone Awareness Week and National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck by Incidents
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”.
Please see NWZAW media kit or tool kit to assist you with participating and promoting your event using social media and include #NWZAW #WorkZoneSafety #Orange4Safety.
Add the NWZAW Facebook frame to your profile picture.
Get the virtual background to use during Zoom, Teams, etc. meetings.
Participate in “Go Orange Day” on Wednesday, April 28 - wear orange to proudly show support for work zone safety and post pictures on social media and include #NWZAW #WorkZoneSafety #Orange4Safety.
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.
I care about the safety and health of roadway work zone workers! Remember to drive and work safely to help save lives. If we ALL work together, we can achieve zero deaths on our roads and in work zones. #NNWZAW #AASHTO
Support Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents
Share the flyer and encourage your coworkers and contractors to participate.
Register for the National Stand-Down Event: Cranes & Lifting – Avoiding Struck-By Incidents Under the Hook.
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.