Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fatality Narratives

The WA Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program publishes Fatality Narratives. These narratives are one-page reports that summarize work-related fatal incidents, list some requirements and recommendations that may have prevented the incident from occurring, and give a brief statistical summary. They are currently focusing on construction industry fatalities. These Narratives provide preliminary information about the incident to the interested community, similar to OSHA's Fatal Facts and MSHA's Fatalgrams.

To sign up for FACE construction narratives, NEW FACE agriculture narratives, and investigation reports for this link. We encourage you to explore other material on their website.
The FACE Program is partially funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (Cooperative Agreement No.: 3 U60 OH008487-02S1) and the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The contents of the Fatality Narratives are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views NIOSH.

We encourage you to use these narratives for formal or informal educational opportunities to help prevent similar incidents.

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