CITE's Workplace Safety Blog

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:00

Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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On a regular basis Washington State, as well as other states publish FACE Reports that give a narrative of a particular accident where one or more employees were killed as well as what the employer should have done to prevent this accident from happening.

I subscribe to Washington, Oregon and California's FACE reports and use these reports to emphasize the importance of safety during my training classes. In Washington, safety meetings are required to be done on a monthly basis at a minimum. Furthermore the subject of the meetings must be documented as well as a list of attendees kept as proof that the safety meeting was done. FACE reports are a great tool that can be used when you, the safety manager or employer, don't have subjects to talk about or don't know where to source material for a safety meeting.

The link below is the most current FACE report from Washington. it describes an accident where a worker was killed while demoing structural steel. Have a look...

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/Face/Files/LaborerCrushedDuringDemolition.pdf