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Overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program.
NOIRS 2000--Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-19, 2000. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2000 Oct; :56-57
The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is a research program designed to identify and study fatal occupational injuries. The goal of this program is to prevent occupational fatalities across the nation by identifying and investigating work situations at high risk for fatal injury and then formulating and disseminating prevention strategies to those who can intervene in the workplace. The FACE project currently has two major components. The first component is the in-house program which began in 1982. Five states (NC, SC, TN, PA, VA) voluntarily notify NIOSH of traumatic occupational fatalities occurring in the targeted areas that have included confined spaces, electrocutions, machine-related, falls from elevations and logging. In-house FACE is currently targeting investigations associated with machinery, deaths of youths under 18 years of age, and street/highway construction work zone fatalities. The second component is the State-based FACE program which began in 1990. Currently, 15 State health or labor departments have cooperative agreements with NIOSH for conducting surveillance, targeted investigations, and prevention activities at the State level using the FACE model. These states include, AK, CA, IA, KY, MA, MO, MN, NE, NJ, OH, OK, TX, WA, WV, WI. Surveillance data and investigative reports are maintained by NIOSH in a database. NIOSH researchers use this information to identify new hazards and case clusters. FACE information may suggest the need for new or revised regulations to protect workers. NIOSH publications are developed to highlight these high risk work situations and to provide safety recommendations. These publications are disseminated to target audiences and are available on the Internet through the NIOSH homepage or through the NIOSH publications office.
Accident rates; Accident statistics; Accidents; Accident prevention; Injuries; Traumatic injuries; Mortality data; Mortality rates; Mortality surveys; Injury prevention; Confined spaces; Age factors; Age groups; Children; Electrocutions; Electrical shock; Logging workers; Lumber industry; Lumber industry workers; Lumberjacks; Surveillance programs
NOIRS 2000 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA., October 17-19, 2000
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division