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Dissemination of products from the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program.

Morton LL
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; :58
NIOSH develops publications to highlight high-risk work situations discovered through the FACE surveillance and investigation efforts. These publications provide safety recommendations and are disseminated to targeted audiences through the DSR Information Management and Dissemination Activity (IMDA). They are also available through the NIOSH homepage or through the NIOSH Publications Office. When FACE Hazard Alerts or Hazard IDs are completed, IMDA and FACE personnel work together to identify the most appropriate audiences for the receipt of these documents. Where possible, NIOSH sends publications directly to at-risk companies. If the number of companies is too large, NIOSH must rely on "information gatekeepers" such as trade associations, labor unions, professional societies, etc., to further disseminate the information to their members/constituencies. Interpersonal phone contact with officials in these gatekeeper organizations often yields ideas and insights about other organizations and audiences to target. Once the audiences are identified, IMDA builds and maintains mailing lists which are used by the NIOSH Publications Office to distribute the Alerts and other information products. For example, in 1995 IMDA was asked to identify the most appropriate audience for the Alert entitled Request for Assistance in Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Loggers. With input from the Alert authors and based upon the recommendations found in the Alert, IMDA identified the appropriate audiences for receiving the Alert. Some of these audiences included federal and state regulatory agencies, trade associations, logging companies, master loggers, safety and health training institutes, trade journals and newsletters. IMDA recently developed a FACE homepage which is part of the NIOSH website. This site provides access to all investigative case reports completed by NIOSH staff, as well as investigative reports submitted by the 15 states working under cooperative agreements with NIOSH.
Accidents; Accident prevention; Injuries; Traumatic injuries; Injury prevention; Surveillance programs
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NOIRS 2000 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA., October 17-19, 2000
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