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About Us


Kentucky FACE is a NIOSH-funded program that studies work-related fatal injuries and exposures, and produces investigative reports containing safety recommendations for workplace injury prevention. Fatality investigations describe the pre-event, event, and post event phases surrounding fatal workplace injuries, as well as identifying contributing factors, whether engineering related or process related.



The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program conducts active surveillance of workplace fatalities that occur in the state. Notification of fatalities is received from media, coroner reports, vital statistics, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), and other stakeholders. Data has been collected since 1994 and includes numerous variables such as demographics, occupation, industry, cause of death, date, time, location, and a brief incident narrative.


On-Site Investigations


On-site evaluations are conducted of those incidents involving machinery, highway work zones, youths, transportation, and immigrant workers. Those interviewed are coroners, employers, witnesses, and others with knowledge of the fatal work incident. Case reports are produced that include prevention recommendations.


















Prevention Materials


A variety of targeted intervention materials, such as case reports, Hazard Alerts, Toolkits, Digital FACE Stories, and other publications are developed and disseminated across the state. These materials reach employers and employees in similar occupations and industries to raise awareness so that future workplace injuries are prevented.



Terry Bunn, PhD

Principal Investigator


Dr. Terry Bunn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health and the Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). She is the Principal Investigator for the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance, Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, Core Violence and Injury Prevention, and State Injury Prevention programs. Dr. Bunn is currently working in the areas of injury and illness surveillance and prevention, including the prevention of motor vehicle injuries, and drug poisonings in both the general and working populations.


Mark Chandler, MPH

Project Manager


Mark Chandler is the Project Manager for the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (KOSHS) Program in KIPRC. He is a recent Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Kentucky, with a concentration in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health. He also holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, with a concentration in learning and cognition. Mark oversees the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, a NIOSH grant-funded program which performs surveillance and investigation of occupational-related fatalities in the state. The information gathered from this program is used to develop educational intervention materials which are disseminated to employers and employees statewide for safety training and awareness purposes. Additionally, Mark conducts elevated blood lead level surveillance and outreach through the Kentucky Elevated Blood Lead Level (KEBLL) Program in partnership with the Kentucky Department for Public Health.


De Anna McIntosh

Case Investigator


De Anna McIntosh currently serves as the Case Investigator for the Kentucky Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (FACE) Program in KIPRC, where she routinely investigates and reports on occupational fatalities across the state of KY.?? With a focus on prevention, her reports analyze a variety of contributing factors to each case, and subsequently make prevention recommendations centered on administrative controls, environmental controls, PPE use, and existing safety regulations. De Anna has an extensive background in occupational health and safety practice, most recently having served as an investigator for OSHA at the Kentucky state level. Prior to OSHA De Anna held the position of safety manager with several large companies including Pepsi-Cola.


Nancy Hanner, BS

Data Coordinator


Nancy Hanner brings to the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center thirty years of varied writing and editing experience, including technical writing, editing, instructional design for industry, personal essay and academic writing.?? She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Technical Writing, and has worked for Eastman Kodak Company and Procter & Gamble, along with several smaller companies. She is currently the data coordinator for the Kentucky FACE program, surveying, investigating, collecting data, responding to inquiries and reporting on occupational fatalities in Kentucky.?? She is honored to be able to serve the state of Kentucky, and use her skills to promote injury prevention.