Work-Related Fatalities

The New York State Department of Health collects information about occupational fatalities for both the Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program and the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program.

The CFOI program, developed in 1991 by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, collects verifiable information on occupational fatalities. This information is used by health and safety professionals to develop strategies for prevention of both fatalities and serious injuries.

The FACE program investigates the factors leading to fatal injuries in the workplace. Recommendations for prevention of future injuries are made and distributed to employers, workers, and other organizations interested in promoting workplace safety.

Rapid identification of workplace fatalities will enable the State Health Department investigators to conduct investigations in a timely manner.