About Us

Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) is a project of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  OR-FACE  is supported by a cooperative agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) through the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) of the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.

OR-FACE conducts surveillance, investigation, and assessment of traumatic occupational fatalities in Oregon, and produces safety materials to promote worker safety.  OR-FACE investigations of fatal occupational incidents assess risk factors that include the working environment, the worker, activity, tools, energy exchange and role of management.

Research Aims

  • Identify traumatic occupational fatalities through a statewide surveillance network
  • Investigate selected traumatic occupational fatalities
  • Have a multidisciplinary team analyze the surveillance and investigation data
  • Develop and disseminate prevention strategies for these injuries
  • Collaborate with other states and NIOSH to develop prevention strategies to decrease the rate of occupational injuries and fatalities

Confidentiality of OR-FACE

The identity of the decedent, employer, and witnesses will not be included in FACE reports or alerts. FACE data is protected from disclosure under Oregon law. Data collected by the Oregon Department of Human Services in connection with special morbidity or mortality studies is confidential and may be used solely for the purpose of the study. (O.R.S. 432.060)

Contact us

OR-FACE Program
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd, L606
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098