California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE): summary of occupational fatalities in Los Angeles County 1992-1998.
Styles-LE; Tibben-R; Harrison-R; Gillen-M; Fowler-J; Guerriero-J
NOIRS 2000--Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-19. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2000 Oct; :73
The California Department of Health Services, in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has established the California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program (FACE) for the surveillance and investigation of workplace fatalities. The FACE program seeks to link multisource reporting of fatal occupational injuries with timely investigations to identify work-related risk factors, make recommendations for preventing fatalities, and facilitate workplace prevention programs. Preliminary results from 1992-1998 show that the leading cause of occupational fatalities in Los Angeles County was homicide (42%), followed by transportation-related (15%), crushed/compressed/struck by/caught in (12%), falls (12%), electrocution (5%), fire/explosion (3%), other (10%). This presentation will summarize the demographics and the industry and occupation of those who died at work. Investigated deaths will be highlighted and specific recommendations to prevent similar deaths will be discussed.
Accidents; Accident-prevention; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention; Surveillance-programs; Demographic-characteristics
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NOIRS 2000 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA., October 17-19, 2000