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New resource outlines how to prevent workers from being struck by mobile equipment

Published on: November 21, 2023

The best way to prevent struck-by incidents is to use a layered approach to risk controls, where several controls work together to minimize the risk to workers.

Whenever workers are around mobile equipment or vehicles, there’s a risk of being struck by the equipment or vehicle. These incidents can occur in any workplace where mobile equipment is used, and the risk is increased when equipment operators have obstructed views (blind spots).

Our new bulletin, Layer risk controls to help prevent workers from being struck by mobile equipment, helps employers understand their responsibilities and control the risk. A video is also available that illustrates how obstructed views increase the risk.

Visit our Cranes & mobile equipment page for more information.