Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources: FY 2021 Q2

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FY 2021 Q2 [Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2021]  A quarterly report on new resources from OSHA and others.

New Safety and Health Compliance Assistance Resources

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COVID-19 Resources

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OSHA continues to update its COVID-19 webpage with guidance for employers and workers. Between January and March, OSHA:

masked worker

Other COVID-19 Resources:

OSHA Resources

OSHA issued the following non-COVID-19 related resources from October 1 to December 31, 2020.  For a complete listing of new OSHA resources, see OSHA’s New Compliance Assistance Products webpage.  


Poster: Stand Up 4 Grain Safety

OSHA issued a new poster with seven steps for ensuring safe grain handling operations. The poster was released in support of the fifth annual Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week (Mar. 29 - Apr. 2, 2021).

Fall Stand-Down Week

May 3-7, 2021 will be the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. Updated Stand-Down materials, including a new poster, are now available. The Kick-Off event will be Monday, May 3 at 1 pm ET.

Construction worker using fall protection

Save the Date for Safe + Sound Week 2021

Safe + Sound Week 2021

August 9-15, 2021 will be Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event recognizing the successes of workplace health and safety programs. New graphics and resources are available here.

Alliance Program Materials


OSHA's Alliance Program participants did not issue new products from January 1 to March 31, 2021. 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 January 1 to March 31, 2021.  See the NIOSH FACE website for all the latest reports.




NIOSH Science Blog Posts

The following are selected NIOSH Science Blog entries posted from January 1 to March 31, 2021.  See the NIOSH Science Blog website to see more entries.

Additional Resources

Construction Fatal Injury Trends Report

CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training published a data bulletin on fatal injury trends in the construction industry. Fatal injuries in 2019 reached the highest level since before 2011, and nearly two-thirds were caused by the Construction Four Focus hazards (falls, electrocutions, struck-bys, and caught in/betweens). Fall fatalities also increased 25%. This bulletin follows CPWR's December 2020 data bulletin on non-fatal injury trends in construction.

Construction Workers

Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives. NWZAW 2021.

Distracted Driving Month and National Work Zone Awareness Week

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30, 2021. As part of NWZAW, on Monday, April 26, the NORA Construction Sector Council will be hosting two webinars for the second annual Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents.


Harwood Grants

The following new materials developed by grantees under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program were posted on the OSHA website from January 1 to March 31, 2021. 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.


  • AgriSafe Network (IA) developed training materials in English and Spanish for women in small agricultural businesses, covering topics including ergonomics, hazard communication, and health risks during pregnancy.

Construction Industry

  • Fall Prevention: The Job-Site Safety Institute (NC) developed training materials in English and Spanish covering topics such as falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, trusses, and steel erection.
  • Silica: Wayne State University (MI) developed silica refresher training materials in English and Spanish for construction workers, including those with limited English proficiency.

Machine Guarding

  • Mohawk Valley Community College (NY) developed machinery and machine guarding training materials in English, Burmese, and Karen for at-risk workers in high-hazard industries. 

Workplace Violence

  • Mohawk Valley Community College (NY) developed workplace violence hazard training materials in English, Bosnian, and Burmese for workers in healthcare, construction, and manufacturing.

Youth Workers

  • Mohawk Valley Community College (NY) developed young worker safety training materials for small businesses. Topics covered include hazard communication, machinery, machine guarding, and chemical safety.