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Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

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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.

Washington State FACE Fatality and Injury Narratives

Washington State FACE fatality and injury narratives are one page documents that describe occupational incidents and provide safety recommendations. Many of the fatality and injury narratives are available in both English and Spanish.

FACE Spotlight

National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls are the number one cause of construction worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the construction industry. Deaths from falls are preventable. The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction was launched in 2012 by the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector council with leadership from NIOSH, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training.

Join the campaign and take part in the 2024 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 6-10, 2024. A variety of campaign materials are available (in Spanish and English) to raise awareness about construction falls and to provide practical information about fall prevention for both workers and employers. In support of the campaign, 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.

Plan, Provide, Train. Three simple steps to preventing falls.

Watch the videos that highlight fall prevention in construction from the State FACE Programs:

Kentucky FACE: Protecting Our Workers

Massachusetts FACE: Protecting Our Workers

Oregon FACE: Protecting Our Workers

Washington FACE: Protecting Our Workers

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.