Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources: FY 2019 Q2

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FY 2019 Q2 [Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2019]  A quarterly report on new resources from OSHA and others.

New Safety and Health Compliance Assistance Resources

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OSHA Resources

OSHA issued the products below from January 1 to March 31, 2019.  For a complete listing of new OSHA resources, see OSHA’s New Compliance Assistance Products webpage.  


Silica in General Industry

OSHA has issued a sample silica presentation for general industry and maritime.  This presentation is designed to help employers and other instructors train workers covered by OSHA's respirable crystalline silica standard for general industry and maritime.  OSHA has also issued a set of FAQs for silica in general industry.  For more information, see OSHA's silica webpage.


Safe + Sound Campaign

OSHA's 2019 Safe + Sound Campaign features quarterly webinars and challenges to help employers build effective safety and health programs.  Safe + Sound Week will be August 12-18, 2019.  The week is a nationwide event to raise awareness of the value of safety and health programs.


Fall Prevention Stand-Down 2019

OSHA's sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be May 6-10, 2019.  Visit OSHA's website for the Stand-Down poster and information on how to conduct a stand-down.  Visit the CPWR (The Center for Construction Research and Training) website for a One-Stop Stand-Down Shop that includes a written fall protection and rescue plan, a five-day stand-down plan, social media guide, hard hat stickers, and hazard alert cards.  

Top 10

Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

A new OSHA webpage lists the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in fiscal year 2018, along with links to related agency webpages.  For a listing of the most frequently cited OSHA standards in your industry, visit this webpage.


Radiation Emergency Preparedness

OSHA's new webpage on Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response is intended to help protect the health and safety of workers during situations ranging from small, isolated incidents in laboratories to potentially catastrophic radiation releases at nuclear facilities. The webpage also provides resources on health and safety planning, medical monitoring and dosimetry, and other relevant topics.


Hazards of Small and Wearable Lithium Battery Powered Devices

An OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin explains how to prevent fire and explosion injuries in the workplace from small and wearable lithium battery powered devices, such as body cameras. 


Agricultural Operations Webpage

OSHA has issued a redesigned webpage for Agricultural Operations.  The page provides a listing of OSHA standards that may apply to agricultural operations, solutions to common agricultural hazards, and other resources such as publications to help employers and employees stay safe.


Maritime Industry Webpage

OSHA has also redesigned its webpage for the Maritime Industry. This industry includes the construction, repair, and scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials.  The webpage provides information to help employers and workers identify, reduce, and eliminate maritime-related hazards.

Alliance Program Materials


OSHA’s Alliance Program participants issued the following products as part of the Alliance Program from January 1 to March 31, 2019.  These products do not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA.  For a complete listing of Alliance products, see the Alliance Program Participants Developed Products page. 


Diisocyanate Exposure

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has issued guidance on medical screening and surveillance for workers potentially exposed to diisocyanates.  ACC issued versions for workers and employers.

NIOSH Resources


NIOSH Science Blog: 29 Year Summary of Silicosis in Michigan

A NIOSH science blog summarizes results from Michigan's surveillance system for silicosis, a lung disease caused by exposure to airborne silica.  Since 1988, Michigan has been identifying individuals who develop silicosis with the goal of targeting prevention actions.



NIOSH FACE Reports and Products

The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program conducts investigations on workplace fatalities to identify the factors that contributed to these fatal injuries. This information is used to develop comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths.  The NIOSH FACE Program issued the following reports and products from January 1 to March 31, 2019



Tree Care

Other FACE Reports


Additional Resources


NSC Report on Workplace Fatigue

Managing Fatigue, a new report from the National Safety Council, reviews how employers can increase productivity and safety by reducing workplace fatigue.



CPWR Video: Safe Ladder Practices in Roofing

A new video funded by CPWR (The Center for Construction Research and Training) focuses on ladder safety during roofing work and shows how the free NIOSH ladder safety app can help.  The video was developed by the Roofing r2p Partnership (National Roofing Contractors Association and the United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers & Allied Workers).