Development of an Oil and Gas Worker Fatality Surveillance System
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Oil and Gas Extraction Safety Council, a collaboration between private industry, federal government, and academia, works closely with NIOSH to mitigate hazards to workers in this industry . In 2013, the Council expressed a need for more detailed information regarding fatal events to workers in the OGE industry to help reduce fatal injuries, through a better understanding of the factors that lead to these tragic occurrences. In response, the NIOSH Oil and Gas Safety and Health Program developed an internal surveillance system, Fatalities in Oil and Gas (FOG), to begin tracking more detailed information on fatal injuries to OGE workers. Although in its infancy, FOG has already proven to be a useful tool with the pending publication of 2014 mid-year and full-year fatality reports that provide previously unobtainable fatality data to the OGE industry.
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Describe the new Fatalities in Oil and Gas (FOG) surveillance system developed by NIOSH and explain initial findings from data collection
Keyword(s): Occupational Health and Safety, Surveillance
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I manage the Fatalities in Oil and Gas (FOG) surveillance system. I am responsible for collecting and analyzing fatality data and producing all reports using data from the system. I also participate in multiple other safety and health initiatives for the NIOSH Oil and Gas Safety and Health program, including field and fatality investigations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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