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The Minnesota Fatal Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology Study. Surveillance of occupational fatalities.

Authors
Madery-Wygonik-G; Brondum-J; Parker-D
Source
Minnesota Medicine 1992 Aug; 75(8):22-24
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00212415
Abstract
The Minnesota Fatal Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology Study (FACE) was discussed. Minnesota FACE was recently funded by NIOSH as part of a nationwide program to provide technical assistance for investigating and developing information on risk factors for occupational fatalities. The FACE program focusses on performing epidemiological studies of deaths occurring from falls, electrocutions, and asphyxiation in confined spaces. The primary goal is to reduce the number of these deaths by identifying and subsequently mitigating risk factors. A secondary goal is to establish a standardized investigative and data collection procedure for occupational fatalities in the United States. The highest risk industries were construction, mining, and transportation with fatality rates of 21, 11, and 10 deaths per 100,000 between 1983 and 1989, respectively. Laborers, craftsmen, and operators employed in the construction and manufacturing industries had the highest fatality rates in 1986, 1988, and 1989, 9.5, 7.9, and 4.2 deaths/100,000, respectively. Surveillance difficulties were associated with lack of a single source of uniformly collected data. Plans for implementing Minnesota FACE were discussed. A comprehensive statewide surveillance system operated by the Minnesota Department of Health that includes state agencies, trade associations, organized labor, and industry has been set up. Minnesota FACE will also distribute safety literature and investigation reports concerning occupational fatality risk factors and interventions to targeted occupational groups considered to be at high risk.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Surveillance-programs; Accident-statistics; Industrial-safety; Accident-analysis; Construction-workers; Industrial-factory-workers; Accident-prevention
CODEN
MIMDAL
Publication Date
19920801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507283
Issue of Publication
8
Source Name
Minnesota Medicine
State
MN
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