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Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), annual report 2004, occupational fatalities.
Rischitelli-G; Rothlein-J; Hammond-T; Meadows-A; Heumann-M
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health and Science University 2006 Jul; :1-32
Oregon Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation began recording traumatic occupational fatalities in Oregon in 2003, becoming one of 15 states in the nation to participate in a fatality surveillance and assessment program sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In 2004, OR-FACE recorded 60 fatal occupational incidents, and 61 worker deaths. These numbers are lower than the 63 incidents and 76 deaths recorded in Oregon in 2003. In 2004, the occupational fatality rate in Oregon was 3.5 per 100,000 employed workers in the civilian labor force, compared to 4.5 per 100,000 in 2003. The lower rate in 2004 is due mostly to fewer incidents with multiple fatalities. Nationally, the occupational fatalitiy rate increased in 2004, rising from 4.0 to 4.1 per 100,000 workers (CFOI 2004). Many of the characteristics of fatal incidents in Oregon in 2004 are similar to 2003. Hazard alerts this year draw attention again to logging, mobile machinery, and transportation (see p. 12-13). An additional area of concern in 2004 involves the large number of fatalities among older workers. Fatality rates were elevated for workers aged 55-64, and were exceptionally high for workers aged 65 and over. Senior workers comprise about 3% of the labor force in Oregon, but comprised 20% of all occupational fatalities in 2004 (12 of 61). Nationally, senior workers comprised 10% of total occupational fatalities in 2004, or half the rate indicated in Oregon.
Occupational-accidents; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Age-groups; Age-factors; Men; Women; Racial-factors; Machine-operators; Surveillance-programs; Risk-analysis; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers; Traumatic-injuries
OR-FACE/CROET L606, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), Annual Report 2004, Occupational Fatalities
Oregon Health and Science University
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division