NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals
9278870 - Project title Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) ProjectStart Date: 10/1/1983
End Date: 9/30/2016
Principal Investigator (PI)Name: Nancy T. Romano
Funded By: NIOSH
Primary Goal Addressed1.0
Secondary Goal Addressed3.0
Attributed to Construction40%
This program is a research program designed to identify and study fatal occupational injuries. The goal of the FACE program is to prevent occupational fatalities across the nation by identifying and investigating work situations at high risk for injury and then formulating and disseminating prevention strategies to those who can intervene in the workplace.
Through on-site fatality investigations, FACE personnel collect agent, host, and environmental information from the pre-event, event, and post-event phases of the fatal incident via a case series design to facilitate descriptive analysis of the incidents. These investigations are not conducted to find fault or place blame, but to identify contributing factors and develop recommendations for preventing similar deaths.
The goals/objectives of this project are to prevent fatal work injuries by identifying work situations at high risk of fatal injury and developing prevention strategies for those who can intervene in the workplace. Because it is not possible for NIOSH to conduct investigations of each of the more than 5,200 work injury deaths each year, NIOSH selects specific types of fatalities for investigation based on numbers and rates of injury death, and the potential for the investigation findings and recommendations to influence research and prevention efforts.