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Work-related Fatalities

Who conducts fatality surveillance?

The Oregon Occupational Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (OR-FACE) conducts fatality surveillance.

The OR-FACE program is a partnership between the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division (PHD), and the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University.

The program office and personnel are located at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. This collaboration was built upon a previously established foundation of good working relationships between the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and PHD, and these relationships have been expanded through the OR-FACE program.

What is a fatal work-related injury?

A fatal work-related injury is an injury that occurs while one performs their job and results in death. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is one data source that records work-related fatalities resulting from non-intentional injuries (homicides, suicides). They also record fatalities from motor vehicle crashes that occur during travel for work but not during a person’s commute to and from work. 

Read more about fatality surveillance at the OR-FACE website...