The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) program exhibited, as a part of CROET Outreach, at the 11th Annual Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit on January 24. The conference was hosted by Oregon OSHA and several hundred residential and commercial construction workers attended. Construction safety is a principal area of concern for OR-FACE because, over a 5-year period (2003-2007), falls in the construction industry accounted for 42% of all fatal occupational-related falls. While at the event, OR-FACE connected with industry leaders and administered a survey to construction supervisors and safety professionals about safety practices at their worksites. Data from the survey, in addition to data from OR-FACE worksite investigations, will be used to develop an intervention to reduce occupational fatalities associated with falls, particularly involving ladders and construction.
OR‑FACE is supported by a cooperative agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Safety Research (2U60OH008472-06) through the Oregon Health Authority. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503.494.2281 for information about OR-FACE.