Hazard Alerts

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The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) team has created Hazard Alerts that highlight workplace hazards and provide guidance on how to address the hazard to prevent injuries or fatalities. The hazard alerts use several similar case abstracts to draw attention to repeating fatal hazards.

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Hazard alerts

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Young employee safety hazard alert

From 2018 to 2021, 1,519 U.S. workers under the age of 25 died from occupational injuries, and 17 of those fatalities were in Oregon.

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Runover/backover hazard alert

From 2018 to 2021, 277 U.S. workers died due to being backed over in both roadways and non-roadway areas.

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Workplace violence hazard alert

From 2018 to 2021, 1,780 U.S. workers died due to workplace homicides.1 In Oregon alone, 29 workers have been killed in workplace homicides since 2018.

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Roadside safety hazard alert

From 2018 to 2021, 217 U.S. workers died after being struck by a vehicle on the side of the road, and 48% of these cases were workers in the transportation industry.

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Hazards on farms and ranches

Can you identify fatal hazards on your farm or ranch? This hazard alert identifies several common hazards on farms and ranches in Oregon and beyond.

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Follow manufacturer's instructions

Multiple Oregon construction deaths have been linked to not following manufacturer’s instructions for equipment or building materials.

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Crab fishing hazard alert

During 2000-2009 70% of commercial fishing deaths off the U.S. West Coast were caused by drowning. Dungeness crab fisheries had the highest number of fatalities.

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Snag hazard alert

From 2010 - 2013, 10 Oregon workers in the logging and forestry industries died after being struck by trees. Learn more about the hazards.

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Distracted driving hazard alert

Driver distraction is a factor in at least one-fourth of all crashes. Often, drivers are looking at a cell phone, an object in their lap or on the seat next to them

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Fatal fall alert

In three years, 22 Oregon workers died in falls. Risk increases greatly over age 35, and again over age 65. Follow these safety tips.

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Parked vehicles kill

Parked vehicles killed seven workers in Oregon in less than a year, through 2004. Remember your vehicle could move unexpectedly, even when you are not in it.

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Truck mounted pile driver electrocution hazard

This hazard alert details an accident that occurred on a work site where a truck mounted pile driver presented a fatal electrocution hazard.

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Construction Fall Hazard Alert

In Oregon, 19 construction workers have died from falls since 2018, making it the leading cause of fatalities in this occupation. In many of these cases, the worker was alone or not wearing appropriate safety equipment.

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