Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources: FY 2022 Q1

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FY 2022 Q1 [October 1 - December 31, 2021]  A quarterly report on new resources from OSHA and others.

New Safety and Health Compliance Assistance Resources

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OSHA Resources

For a complete listing of new OSHA resources, see OSHA’s New Compliance Assistance Products webpage. 


COVID-19 Resources

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Heat Injury and Illness Prevention

OSHA has initiated rulemaking to protect indoor and outdoor workers from hazardous heat. The agency issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on October 27, 2021, and is now accepting public comments through January 26, 2022. OSHA also issued a 60-Second Video Message on Heat Illness Prevention


New Maritime Industry Resources

OSHA updated its Shipyard Industry Standards booklet, and issued three new posters for longshoring and marine terminals:

The agency also published a fact sheet, Whistleblower Protection for Employees Reporting Unsafe Intermodal Cargo Containers (also available in Spanish).

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Working Safely Around Manure Storage

OSHA issued a new flyer/handout, Working Safely Around Manure Storage Containers. Waste storage structures can expose farm workers to toxic gas, oxygen deficient atmosphere, fire, explosion, mechanical, and drowning hazards. Proper structure identification, worker training, and implementation of a safety and health program that includes an emergency action plan, are critically important to keeping workers safe.

Whistleblower Protection in Schools

OSHA issued a new fact sheet, Whistleblower Protection for Workers Concerned About Asbestos in Elementary and Secondary Schools (also available in Spanish). More information about the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and other whistleblower protection statutes is available at www.whistleblowers.gov.


5 Ways to Prevent Sharps and Needlestick Injuries

Needlestick Infographic

With input from the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare and the International Safety Center, OSHA published an infographic (also available in Spanish) with tips for preventing sharps and needlestick injuries. November 27, 2021 marked 20 years since the issuance of OSHA's revised Bloodborne Pathogens directive, which was updated to include revisions mandated by the 2001 Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. Visit www.osha.gov/bloodborne-pathogens for more information.

OSHA: The First 50 Years. Protecting America's Workforce

OSHA at 50

As OSHA wrapped up its 50th year, the agency released a video looking back on half a century of advancements in worker rights and protections. Visit www.osha.gov/osha50 for more information.

Alliance Program Materials

OSHA's Alliance Program participants issued the following new products from October 1 through December 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.


Fluids transfer operations in oil and gas industry

Minimizing Risks During Fluids Transfer

The OSHA, National STEPS, and NIOSH national alliance created a new hazard alert addressing the hazards associated with fluids transfer operations in the oil and gas industry. Between 2016 and 2020 there were 12 fatalities related to the transfer of fluids.

Demolition Podcast Features OSHA Leadership

Through the OSHA and National Demolition Association alliance, NDA produced an episode of its Demolition Now podcast featuring OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jim Frederick. 

NDA Demolition Now Podcast

NIOSH Resources


New NIOSH Resources

NIOSH issued a number of new publications between October 1 and December 31, 2021, including:


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 NIOSH FACE Program reports and products issued from October 1 through December 31, 2021.   See the NIOSH FACE website for all the latest reports.


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Waste Management


NIOSH at 50

NIOSH Science Blog Posts

The following are selected NIOSH Science Blog entries posted from October 1 through December 31, 2021.  See the NIOSH Science Blog website for more entries.

Additional Resources

CFOI Image: Fatal Work Injury Rate, 2010-2020

2020 BLS Injury and Fatality Data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its summary of the 2020 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data (SOII) in November 2021, and a summary of the 2020 national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) in December 2021.  Key findings, interactive charts, and  additional details are available from BLS on their website.

Construction worker using fall protection

New CPWR Resources

The following are recent resources from CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training:


Harwood Grants

No new materials developed by grantees under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program were posted on the OSHA website from October 1 through December 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.