Serious injuries and fatalities (SIF)
SIF stands for serious injury and fatality. A serious injury is a life-changing event, for example: major head injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, catastrophic fractured bones, and serious burns. These resources will help you address and prevent serious injuries and fatalities in your organization.
Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about fatality reports and other safety topics.
Serious injuries and fatalities
Talking about serious injuries and fatalities can be challenging for a team, however having those difficult conversations is necessary for prevention. It is critical to take steps to prevent serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more about serious injuries and fatalities, and steps you can take to prevent them.
Responding to emergency situations
If your organization has just experienced a serious injury or fatality, see our page on emergency procedures.
Serious injury and fatality (SIF) hazard review form (Spanish)
Identify and prioritize high-risk tasks using the fatal 10 list and red flag situations.
Data and reports
Construction Fatality Map (CPWR)
Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention (The Campbell Institute, National Safety Council)
Work to Zero (National Safety Council)
Hazards with SIF potential
Distracted Driving (NHTSA)
Contact with objects and equipment (National Safety Council)
Fall prevention fact sheet (NIOSH)