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Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program


Welcome to the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program.  The FACE program concentrates on investigations of fatal occupational injuries.  The FACE program currently has two components:

• NIOSH In-house FACE began in 1982. Participating states voluntarily notify NIOSH of traumatic occupational fatalities resulting from targeted causes of death that have included confined spaces, electrocutions, machine-related, falls from elevation, and logging. In-house FACE is currently targeting investigations of deaths associated with machinery, deaths of youths under 18 years of age, deaths of Hispanic workers, and street/highway construction work zone fatalities.
• NIOSH State-based FACE began in 1989. Currently, 9 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.

The primary intent of this program is to provide interested users with access to the full text of hundreds of fatality investigation reports.  This site also includes background on the FACE program-including the history of the program, a full description of the program, and contact information-as well as relevant links to other sites of interest.

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Page last updated: January 9, 2008
Page last reviewed: March 12, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Safety Research

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

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FACE Contact

Virgil Casini , B.S.
Fatality Investigations Team

Division of Safety Research,

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