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CPWR Offers Two Free Webinars About Avoiding Struck-By Accidents

April 13, 2021 – On Monday, April 26, CPWR, the center for construction research, will offer two free webinars about avoiding under-hook struck-by accidents with cranes and lifting equipment.

The first webinar, Cranes & Lifting – Avoiding Struck-By Incidents Under the Hook, starts at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

In it, listeners will hear from industry stakeholders about the responsibilities of a lift director and the basics to look out for in a lift zone, the most prevalent issues and accidents experienced, and best practices for lift safety.

It will be moderated by Michael Mills of Liberty Mutual Insurance and will feature a distinguished panel of experts, including:

Tom Gordon, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B

Jim Wiethorn, International Crane & Construction Safety Solutions, LLC

Mike Parnell, Industrial Training International

The second webinar, Preventing Struck-By Incidents: Learning by Experience, starts at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

In it, the panel will talk about their own experiences facing struck-by incidents and identifying improvements and strategies to better avoid them.

The presentation will start with welcomes from:

G. Scott Earnest, associate director for construction, Office of Construction Safety & Health, NIOSH, and

Bradley Sant, senior vice president, safety and education, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

The panelists include:

Kevin Carnahan, regional safety manager, Granite Construction Co.

Emmett Russell, director of safety (retired), International Union of Operating Engineers; industry master instructor

Jacob Ladd, area director for the Wilmington Area Office, OSHA

To register for either or both webinars, visit


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