FATALITY ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL EVALUATION (FACE) PROGRAM
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.
NEW Fact Sheet: Prevent Construction Falls from Roofs, Ladders, and Scaffolds
This recently released fact sheet is for employers, workers, and safety professionals in the construction industry to help them prevent falls. This fact sheet, which includes recommendations and a host of fall prevention-related resources, can support your participation in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction and keep construction workers safe on the job.
National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
More construction workers die from falls than from any other on-the-job injury. NIOSH and its partners, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), have launched Safety Pays, Falls Cost, a nationwide campaign (May 6 – 10, 2019) to prevent construction falls. This campaign will raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. In support of the campaign, please visit the NIOSH FACE pages: Falls-Construction-Commercial Reports and Falls-Construction-Residential Reports, and the State FACE pages: Falls-Construction-Commercial Reports and Falls-Construction-Residential Reports.
The Construction FACE Database (CFD)external icon is a database in Excel created by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training – to facilitate use of the information provided by the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) reports. The investigation results in FACE reports provide information on the circumstances surrounding work-related fatalities, and the recommendations are crucial for injury prevention. The CFD contains data from both NIOSH and State FACE reports on construction-related fatalities (total of 768 deaths) that were posted as of June 30, 2015.
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