Posts by Barb Epstien

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OR-FACE report on fatal torch cutting explosion published

The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) program published a new fatality investigation report that examines lessons learned from a hot work explosion that killed a 46-year-old...

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report published

Excavating is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 as nearly double the average of the previous...

OR-FACE joins WestON in Denver

Stimulating presentations and lively discussions filled the 11th annual Western States Occupational Network (WestON) meeting in Denver last week. The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation...

interactive presentation of safety toolbox talk about a fatal scaffold fall

OR-FACE shares safety week messages

OR-FACE participated in multiple events during last week’s 5th annual National Safety Stand-down. #StandDown4Safety is part of OSHA's ongoing campaign to prevent falls in construction as falls...

Workers memorial plaque in Salem, Oregon

Share a Story, Save a Life! April 27th-May 11th

The Oregon FACE program is challenging supervisors and workers in the construction industry to read and discuss a story about an Oregon construction worker who died on the job between April 27th and...

kitchen safety showdown competitors in the kitchen

Safety training you can savor

Prevention, best practices – these are key ingredients for staying safe on the job. As safety and health professionals we continually strive to find and implement effective ways to improve safety...

class session of SAIF's agriculture safety seminar

New OR-FACE agriculture safety resource

OR-FACE recently published an updated hazard alert for the agriculture industry in collaboration with our safety partners at SAIF. Fatal injuries on farms and ranches frequently involve tractors and...

screenshot of OR-FACE fatality investigation report_pump-jack scaffold fall, pub December 2017

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report

Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. These deaths are preventable. A newly published fatality investigation report by the Oregon Fatality Assessment and...

Industrial hygiene research meets practice in Spokane

Our fall safety & health conference season extended into Washington state at the end of October, when about 120 local and regional occupational health and safety professionals and students...