Research Aims

  • Identify traumatic occupational fatalities through a statewide surveillance network
  • Investigate selected traumatic occupational fatalities
  • Have a multidisciplinary team analyze the surveillance and investigation data
  • Develop and disseminate prevention strategies for these injuries
  • Collaborate with other states and NIOSH to develop prevention strategies to decrease the rate of occupational injuries and fatalities

Confidentiality of OR-FACE

The identity of the decedent, employer and witnesses will not be included in FACE reports or alerts. FACE data is protected from disclosure under Oregon law. Data collected by the Oregon Department of Human Services in connection with special morbidity or mortality studies is confidential and may be used solely for the purpose of the study. (O.R.S. 432.060)