2016 National Safety Stand-down, May 2-6

For The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Final Report on the 2014 & 2015 Safety Stand-Downs click here.

News and Updates

Hazard Alert-Follow manufacturer's instructionsFebruary 2016: OR-FACE published hazard alert, "Follow manufacturer's instructions."  Multiple Oregon Construction deaths have been linked to not following manufacturer's instructions for equipment or building materials.  Three example cases are described in the Alert.

January 2016: Investigation Report,  "Crane operator killed by falling steel beam," was published and posted on website.

November/December 2015: 

TBGs 12-2015

OR-FACE published three more  toolbox talk guides based on fatalities involving a hydraulic accumulator with stored energy, fall through a skylight and drowning in a landscape  pond.  OR-FACE participated in an OSHA 10 class for high school students by teaching machine  guarding and describing fatalities where guarding would have prevented the incident. 

Spanish TBG

September/October 2015OR-FACE published Spanish toolbox talk guides. Six English toolbox talk guides published previously are now available in Spanish.

OR-FACE 2013 Annual Report cover

August 2015OR-FACE publishes Occupational Fatalities in Oregon Annual Report 2013Included in the report are graphs for the year 2013 and cumulative data from when OR-FACE began surveillance in 2003 through 2013.

July 2015: National Truckers Association  publishes in Safety Issues, "Salesman killed when forklift falls of truck loading ramp."  The article was based on an OR-FACE fatality report. 



 Want to participate in the 2016 National Safety Stand-Down? Here's how

Get recognition for your participation.  Provide feedback and print certificates from OSHA, signed by Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.  More on this later.

Construction Fatality Videos

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) created three short  videos, each based NIOSH FACE construction fatality reports.

MVA leading cause of death among workers in US and Oregon

US MVA fatalities 2003-2012

In Oregon there were 184 worker fatalities from motor vehicle accidents between 2003-2013. Now available is a NIOSH fact sheet,"Preventing work-related motor vehicle crashes."  This fact sheet is a guide to create a tailored motor vehicle safety program.Oregon worker fatalities by event 2003-2013

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