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
The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored program designed to prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigations, assessment and outreach associated with traumatic work-related deaths.
News and Updates
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.
ASSE local Chapter hosting Rigging & Signaling Course
The crane fatality OR-FACE 2015-02-1 report was discussed during an ASSE Columbia-Willamette Chapter Board meeting and a decision was made to explore hosting a safety rigging course. Paula Jones, President-Elect, researched the options and arranged for the Chapter to host a Rigging & Signaling Safety Training Course on March 14, 2016. The course is to assist the employer in meeting the "Qualified Rigger" and/or "Qualified Signalperson" requirements. To encourage participation, the course cost has been significantly reduced. ASSE membership is not required to register. Class size is limited and registration is online at www.regonline.com/Rigging2016.
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.