Two outreach events taking place the week of April 17-21, 2023:

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW):

In 2020, 857 people were killed in 774 fatal work zone crashes. This annual event encourages drivers to slow down and stay focused while approaching and passing through a roadway work zone. This year’s theme is “You play a role in work zone safety. Work with us.”

Outreach, and educational materials are available at, but here are a few highlights:

  • National Kickoff Event: Will be livestreamed from Missouri on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 11 AM ET. Note: Livestream link will be added to page as the date nears.
  • Social Media Storm: Organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals are asked to share messages and use hashtags #NWZAW and #WorkZoneSafety on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
  • Promotion Guide and Planning Guide
  • Poster
  • Social media images (here and here)


National Stand-By to Prevent Struck-By Incidents:

Struck-by hazards are present on nearly every job site, and include things like falling and flying objects, vehicles and heavy equipment, and swing hazards from cranes. These incidents are the number one cause of nonfatal injuries in construction and the leading cause of death among heavy and civil construction workers, but they can be avoided by careful planning, training, and the use of controls. The NORA Construction Sector Council sponsors this annual event during NWZAW to help employers talk directly to employees about these hazards and provide instruction for preventing incidents.  Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Struck-by Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of training and prevention.

Outreach and educational materials are available here but here are a few highlights:

In addition to these two events, please note that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and resources and outreach materials are available from the National Safety Council.