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Oregon FACE

The Oregon Occupational 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 investigation, assessment, and outreach associated with traumatic work-related deaths in Oregon.

News and Updates

July 2014:  OR-FACE published Fatality Investigation Report OR 2013-27-1, "Collapsed roof trusses kill carpenter foreman."

June 2014:  OR-FACE published three Toolbox Talk guides based on occupational fatalities in logging: Logger Killed Under Rigging When Carriage Drops, Timber Faller Killed While Working Under a Hung Tree Limb, and Logger Killed by Falling Sheave When Yarder Tower Collapses.  The OR-FACE website highlights the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction and provides a direct link to resources.

April 2014: OR-FACE published an investigation report, "Experienced Journey Machinist Killed While Operating an Engine Lathe." Onworkers memorial April 28 OR-FACE attended the annual Workers Memorial Day honoring the fallen Oregon workers. To honor the forty-six who were lost to workplace deaths in 2013, their names were read aloud during the service.

CPWR videos based on FACE fatalities were embedded in the OR-FACE website. Videos are on the right column of the site.

To encourage participation in the National Safety campaign, Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction the link and ad were prominently placed on the OR-FACE website.

January 2014: Illa Gilbert-Jones, CIH, CSP, started with OR-FACE on January 1 as Program Manager/Field Investigator. She has 25+ years of experience in health and safety in a variety of industries. OR-FACE toolbox talk initiative poste photo (3)r was presented at the mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit in Bend, OR on January 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 faller in Oregon. You can download the 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 confirmon 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.


 

Featured Investigation Report

OR-FACE Annual Reports

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

2008 | 2007 | 2006

2005 | 2004 | 2003

All links above are PDF's. To ensure accurate fatality surveillance, each Annual Report is closed out and published approximately 18 months after the end of a study year. The projected release date for the 2013 Annual Report is July 2015.

Construction Fatality Videos

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



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