FATALITY ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL EVALUATION (FACE) PROGRAM
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Each day, between 12 to 13 U.S. workers die as a result of a traumatic injury on the job. Investigations conducted through the FACE program allow the identification of factors that contribute to these fatal injuries. This information is used to develop comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths. This web page provides access to NIOSH investigation reports and other safety resources.
NIOSH and OSHA Announce Best Practices to Protect Temporary Workers
Temporary or permanent, all workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jointly published Recommended Practices for Protecting Temporary Workers that outlines best practices for protecting temporary workers. These recommendations are specific to employers who use workers from staffing agencies and include practices for providing proper safety and health protections for these workers.
Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites
Workers on roadway construction worksites are exposed to possible injury and death from moving construction vehicles and equipment. This new NIOSH Workplace Solutions recommends that specific procedures and controls be in place at roadway construction worksites to help prevent backover-related injuries and deaths at roadway construction worksites.
Preventing Falls from Heights through the Design of Embedded Safety Features
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, and falls are a frequent cause of fatal injuries for construction workers. This new NIOSH Workplace design solutions encourages incorporating fall protection devices in the design of building and construction projects. NIOSH recommends that facility designers, owners, constructors, and safety and health professionals collaborate to perform one or more safety design reviews to explore and address hazards likely to occur over the life cycle of the facility.
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