OR-FACE is a NIOSH sponsored program designed to prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigation, assessment, and outreach associated with traumatic work-related deaths in Oregon. See investigation reports
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
February 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.
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.
September/October 2015: OR-FACE published Spanish toolbox talk guides. Six English toolbox talk guides published previously are now available in Spanish.
August 2015: OR-FACE publishes Occupational Fatalities in Oregon Annual Report 2013. Included 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
- Follow the simple cost-free plan to get started
- Provide Fall Prevention Training (Guide for Employers)
- Attend free class on fall awareness offered by OSHA Training Institute click here to register
- Review fall protection equipment (Fall protection resource for new home construction)
- Review the new NIOSH ladder safety App
- Review an O or CPWR toolbox talk
- Show a video (scroll down for construction fatality videos)
- Order hardhat stickers to give during participation, email .
- For more information go to the official websites, stopconstructionfalls.com OSHA NIOSH
Construction Fatality VideosThe 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
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.