Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources: FY 2020 Q4

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FY 2020 Q4 [July 1 - Sep. 30, 2020]  A quarterly report on new resources from OSHA and others.

New Safety and Health Compliance Assistance Resources

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COVID-19 Resources


OSHA continues to update its COVID-19 webpage with guidance for employers and workers. Resources issued between July 1 and September 30, 2020 include:

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Other COVID-19 resources:

  • Department of Labor webpage with guidance from OSHA and other DOL agencies
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) webpage provides COVID-19 resources for the protection of workers
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage
  • CPWR (The Center for Construction Research and Training) webpage with resources on COVID-19 for the construction industry
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Back to Work Safely webpage provides industry-specific guidance on safely reopening
  • National Safety Council (NSC) SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns provides guidance for returning to traditional work environments

OSHA Resources

OSHA issued the following resources below from July 1 to September 30, 2020.  For a complete listing of new OSHA resources, see OSHA’s New Compliance Assistance Products webpage.  

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Whistleblower Protection Fact Sheets

OSHA issued new whistleblower protection fact sheets for Employees Who Report Federal Tax Law Violations and Pipeline Facility Workers, and updated the fact sheet for Aviation Industry Employees.


Hazard Alert: Working Safely in Hot Weather

OSHA issued its hazard alert, Working Safely in Hot Weather in Spanish.

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Fire Safety Fact Sheet

OSHA issued a revised Fire Safety Fact Sheet to help employers train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and what to do in a fire emergency.

Booklet: Medical and Exposure Records

OSHA issued a revised Access to Medical
and Exposure Records booklet.


Alliance Program Materials


OSHA's Alliance Program participants did not issue new products from July 1 to September 30, 2020. For a complete listing of Alliance products, see the Alliance Program Participant Developed Products webpage.  Alliance products do not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA.

NIOSH Resources


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 incidents.  The following are selected NIOSH FACE Program reports and products issued from July 1 to September 30, 2020.  See the NIOSH FACE website for all the latest reports.



Other FACE Report and Products

Additional Resources

DOL CA Guide

Compliance Assistance Guide

The Department of Labor created a short compliance assistance guide to provide workers and employers with a description of each office and agency, their work, and contact information.

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Suicide Prevention in Construction

CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training issued a Hazard Alert Card [English, Spanish] and Toolbox Talk [English, Spanish] for preventing suicides among construction workers.

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Preventing Silica Exposures

To protect construction and surface mining workers who use mobile equipment from silica dust exposures, CPWR issued a Hazard Alert Card [English, Spanish], Toolbox Talk [English, Spanish] and Dealer/Renter Fact Sheet [English, Spanish].

States Responding to the Pandemic

The National Safety Council's new report, State of the Response: State Actions to the Pandemic, assesses each state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and makes recommendations for improvement.



Harwood Grants

No new materials developed by grantees under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program were posted on the OSHA website from July 1 to September 30, 2020. See the OSHA website for a complete list of a materials developed by Harwood grantees. These materials do not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA.