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Lessons Learned From Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluations (FACE) Investigations in Michigan (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at AIHce EXP 2021

This education session will present two case studies of confined space fatalities investigated by the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (MIFACE) program. The first case involves the death of a worker in a trench collapse. The second case is that of a welder who died in an explosion while working inside of a cargo tank that had previously held fuel. Each case will discuss: a) background information about the workers and employers; b) the findings of the MIFACE investigation; c) the key factors contributing to the fatality; and d) recommendations developed to address these factors.

Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify types of confined space hazards, including trenches.
  • Recognize employer, employee, or work culture characteristics that can worsen confined space hazards.
  • Develop a plan for implementing controls to mitigate confined space risks.

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Dr. Anthony Oliveri, PhD, MPH