Updated Letter of Agreement Signed by OR-OSHA and OR-FACE

Ryan Olson (Occupational Health Sciences), Curtis Cude (OPHD) and Michael Wood (OR-OSHA) sign the agreement.
Ryan Olson (Occupational Health Sciences), Curtis Cude (OPHD), and Michael Wood (OR-OSHA) sign the agreement.

OR-FACE, the Oregon Fatality and Control Evaluation Program, and Oregon OSHA recently updated their letter of agreement. The agreement facilitates a process for sharing information between the two organizations. This collaboration will help improve the quality and quantity of FACE fatality investigations and investigation reports. In addition, it will enhance the outreach efforts and educational materials produced and disseminated by both organizations aimed at preventing fatal workplace injuries. The updated agreement was signed January 19, 2017.

OR-FACE is a NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) sponsored program designed to prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigation, assessment, and outreach associated with traumatic work-related deaths in Oregon. 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.

Visit the OR-FACE website to access publications including investigation reports, incident maps, toolbox talks.

Submitted by Barb Epstien, Fatality Investigator/Outreach Specialist