Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE)
The Minnesota Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored surveillance program that conducts ongoing surveillance and investigations of targeted work-related fatalities in Minnesota. Minnesota (MN) FACE investigates and writes incident reports on work-related fatalities. Investigations are conducted from a safety perspective to identify factors that increase the risk of work-related fatal injury and to develop recommendations to prevent future occurrence of work-related fatalities. All information collected by MN FACE is kept private under Minnesota statute. MN FACE investigates all fatalities involving industrial machines, highway work zones, farm work-related occurrences and workers 18 years of age or less throughout the state of Minnesota. These investigations have identified some of the most serious ongoing hazardous work situations in the agricultural industry in Minnesota (Boyle et al., 1995; Brown et al., 1997; Madery and Parker, 1993; Parker and Wahl, 1999; Wahl et al., 1996; Wahl et al., 1996; Parker et al., 1996). From 1994 to 2003, MN FACE investigated 87 farm work-related fatalities.
Link to NIOSH FACE website.
Parker DL, Boyle DJ, Wahl G, Murray JS, Rolf JW, Merchant JA, Rautiainen R, Johnson W, Hirsh GL, Hetzler WE. Skid-Steer Loader-Related Fatalities in the Workplace-United States, 1992-1995. MMWR July 1996;45:624-628