Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources: FY 2021 Q3

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FY 2021 Q3 [April 1 - June 30, 2021]  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 following resources from April 1 to June 30, 2020.  For a complete listing of new OSHA resources, see OSHA’s New Compliance Assistance Products webpage. 


COVID-19 Resources

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

Construction worker in hot weather

Updated Heat Illness Prevention Resources

OSHA has released new materials as part of Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, including:

Harwood Grantee Photo

Videos: Application Process for Susan Harwood Training Grants  

OSHA released a video on the application process for Susan Harwood Training Grants on Infectious Diseases, including COVID-19, and a video on on the application process for Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development, and new Capacity Building GrantsApplications must be submitted at grants.gov by July 26, 2021 and August 23, 2021, respectively.

In addition, a recent DOL blog post spotlights how one Harwood grantee developed training for Vietnamese nail salon workers in Orange County, California.

More information is available at osha.gov/harwoodgrants. See below for links to recently posted grantee-developed training materials.

PPE, worker wearing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Pamphlet

OSHA issued a new pamphlet on PPE that may be used to protect first responders and recovery workers responding to natural disasters, biological hazards, accidental releases, and terrorism events. 


Beryllium Resources

After issuing Interim Enforcement Guidance and Small Entity Compliance Guide for Beryllium in General Industry, OSHA published four related resources:

More information is available at osha.gov/beryllium.

Whistleblower Card

Whistleblower Card

OSHA issued a new card, Whistleblowers Have the Right to Report Tax Fraud! in English and Spanish.

Alliance Program Materials


OSHA's Alliance Program participants did not issue new products from  April 1 to June 30, 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 April 1 to June 30, 2021.  See the NIOSH FACE website for all the latest reports.




Temporary Workers

NIOSH Science Blog Posts

The following are selected NIOSH Science Blog entries posted from April 1 to June 30, 2021.  See the NIOSH Science Blog website to see more entries.

Additional Resources

Fatality Map

Struck-By Resources and New Fatality Dashboard

CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training published a data bulletin on struck-by injuries and two related infographics: Struck-bys are a Leading Cause of Injury (English, Spanish) and Best Practices for Safe Crane Lifts (English, Spanish). 

CPWR also launched a Construction Fatality Map Dashboard that provides detailed geographic information and other circumstances for more than 6,000 fatal injuries that have taken place since 2011.


Fall Prevention Infographics

OSHA, NIOSH, and CPWR developed three new infographics for the 2021 Fall Stand-Down: Working on Existing Decking (English, Spanish); Safe Use of Hatches (English, Spanish); and Extreme Heat and Construction Falls (English, Spanish). 

Mental Health Cost Calculator

The National Safety Council collaborated with an independent research institution to develop a Mental Health Cost Calculator, a tool demonstrating the cost of employee mental health and illness for employers. 

NSC Mental Health Calculator


Harwood Grants

The following new materials developed by grantees under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program were posted on the OSHA website from April 1 to June 30, 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 on respiratory protection in agricultural operations, including grain handling.

Chemical Hazards and Hazard Communication

  • Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (CA) developed training materials in English, Chinese, and Nepali for limited English-speaking and low/non-literate workers in the electronics, food services, home care, garment, and beauty salon industries.
  • Nova Southeastern University (FL) developed training materials on chemical hazards for maritime industry workers on hazardous event response. 

Communication Towers

  • The National Association of Tower Erectors developed training materials on advanced rigging principles for communication tower workers and employers. 

Electrical Hazards

  • FIU updated training materials in English and Spanish for the construction industry covering topics such as improper grounding, inadequate wiring, overhead power lines, exposed electrical parts, and damaged tools and equipment.
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (IA) developed training materials in English and Spanish for construction and general industry, covering topics such as recognition and abatement of electrical arc hazards. 
  • Solar Energy International updated training materials on hazards related to the installation and maintenance of ground-mounted photovoltaic systems.  
  • Southern Illinois University developed training materials in English, Spanish, and Mandarin on common electrical hazards in construction.

Fall Prevention

  • Florida International University (FIU) updated construction training materials in English and Spanish. 
  • The Structural Building Components Association developed training materials in English and Spanish for framing labor workers. 

Heat Illness Prevention

  • Sonora Environmental Research Institute (AZ) developed extreme temperature training materials in English and Spanish for construction and general industry. 

Machine Guarding

  • The Georgia Tech Research Corporation developed training materials in Spanish for workers in high-hazard manufacturing industries with amputation hazards. 
  • Northwestern University (IL) developed shop safety training materials for youth workers on hazards associated with belt sanders, drill presses, hand tools, horizontal band saw, vertical band saw, lathes, and milling machines. 
  • Pueblo Community College (CO) developed machine guarding training materials for manufacturing and construction. 


  • The Chicagoland Construction Safety Council (IL) developed training materials in English and Spanish on silica hazards and controls in construction. 

Trenching and Excavation 

  • FIU updated training materials in English and Spanish for construction and general industries. 
  • The State Building and Construction Trade Council developed train-the-trainer materials in English and Spanish on trenching and excavation hazards, including cave-ins.