News and Updates
January 2014: Illa Gilbert-Jones, CIH, CSP, started with OR-FACE on January 1 as Program Manager/Field Investigator. She has 25+ years experience in health and safety in a variety of industries. OR-FACE toolbox talk initiative poster was presented at the mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit in Bend, OR on Jan 28. Pictured are Illa and Dede Montgomery with toolbox talk poster.
September 2013: From 2010 to 2013, 10 Oregon workers in the Logging and Forestry industries died after being struck by trees. Hung limbs and snags in trees are a recurring contributing factor to occupational fatalities among tree fallers in Oregon. Download the snag hazard alert here.
September 2013: OR-FACE has published its annual report for 2011—Occupational Fatalities in Oregon Annual Report 2011. In 2011, OR FACE recorded 59 fatal occupational fatalities and as many incidents. Overall, the number of fatalities went up compared to the 51 fatalities in 2010.
September 2013: Since 2003, OR-FACE has tracked over 600 work-related deaths in the state of Oregon and has now published all confirmed Oregon occupational fatalities as interactive maps. The maps with all available years selected reveal transportation as the top industry, occupation, and event to fatally injure working Oregonians. Forestry/Logging and Construction are the second most hazardous industries in Oregon. After transportation occupations, construction occupations are the second most hazardous. After transportation events, the second most frequent event for traumatic injury in Oregon is contact with object or equipment.