The Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
program's goal is the prevention of occupational fatality
Tracking all work-related acute trauma fatalities.
Conducting investigations of a select number of these
Distributing information for the prevention of future fatal
The FACE Program is funded by the National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
which is a branch of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),
a unit of the United States Department of
Labor, also tracks occupational fatalities.
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
NIOSH State-based FACE began in 1989. Currently, nine 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 nine FACE
Fatality Data Summaries - summaries of the fatalities and a list of
the incidents.Fatality Investigation Reports are reports describing
root-case based investigations of fatal incidents.Fatality
Narratives are one-page descriptions of recent fatal incidents.FACE
Fatal Facts are bulletins that have been developed to address
specific workplace hazards.
Work-related injuries in the United States claim the lives of more
than 5,000 individuals annually. Men are most frequently on-the-job
fatality victims. Workers'
is celebrated annually to honor those who died on