Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

collage of people working in different workplaces

Each day about 15 U.S. workers die on the job from traumatic injury . In an effort to address these deaths, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program and State FACE Programs study fatal workplace injuries and prepare reports with recommendations to prevent similar deaths. Worker safety matters.

FACE Motor Vehicle - Law Enforcement Officer Report
1st page of FACE Law Enforcement Officer Report L2021-01

A police officer was struck by a vehicle, while directing traffic on a three-lane interstate highway. A vehicle that was driven by an individual under the influence of a prescription drug, approached the scene, and failed to funnel off the interstate exit lane, striking the officer.

Read the injury prevention recommendations to keep police officers and first responders safe while working on highways. (Report) and (Report Slides)

For more recommendations on ways to prevent law enforcement officers fatalities, see NIOSH FACE Investigation Reports on Motor Vehicle-Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities and State FACE Investigation Reports on Motor Vehicle-Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities. For NIOSH prevention resources see LEO Motor Vehicle Safety.

Worker Safety Matters During Lawn Care
FACE Lawn Care Infographic: Worker Safety Matters During Lawn Care

Landscaping is one of the most hazardous occupations within the service industry sector. In 2020, 206 landscaping workers died from on-the-job injuries.

NIOSH published an infographic (en español) to promote safe work practices in the landscaping industry.

For more recommendations on ways to prevent landscaping fatalities, see NIOSH FACE Investigation Reports on Landscaping Service Fatalities and State FACE Investigation Reports on Landscaping Service Fatalities. For facts on Landscaping Safety and Health, visit the NIOSH Science Blog: Landscaping Safety and Health.

Construction FACE Database

Created by The Center for Construction Research and Training, the Construction FACE Database (CFD) uses information from NIOSH and State FACE reports on construction-related fatalities.

NIOSH and State FACE Reports by Keyword


NIOSH FACE Reports by NAICS Code

State FACE Reports by NAICS Code

Page last reviewed: August 9, 2022