“According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics review of the 962 fatal workplace injuries at road construction sites from 2003to 2010, 443 were due to a worker being struck by a vehicle or mobile equipment [BLS 2013]. Workers were fatally struck143 times by a vehicle or mobile equipment that was backing up. In 84 of these cases, the worker was fatally struck by a dump truck that was backing up.”
A new “Workplace Solutions” published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seeks to help address the issue.
The 4-page, downloadable pdf document lists the standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), recommendations and best practices to help you make sure your job site or place of business doesn’t end up with one of your employees on next years’ list.