Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources: FY 2022 Q2

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FY 2022 Q2 [January - March 2022].  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 Updates

Cold Weather

Improving Ventilation in Cold Weather

A new OSHA Alert provides steps for improving workplace ventilation during cold weather, when influenza, cold viruses, and COVID-19 are circulating. 

Warehousing Worker

New Warehousing Page

OSHA has published a new Safety and Health Topics page for the warehousing industry that provides information about applicable OSHA standards and enforcement initiatives, addresses specific workplace hazards (e.g., powered industrial trucks, musculoskeletal disorders, materials handling equipment), and provides links to reference materials. 


Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week 2022

OSHA issued an updated poster (in English and Spanish) for Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week, to be commemorated April 4-8, 2022. Find more about this virtual event at StandUp4GrainSafety.Org.

Fall Stand-Down May 2-6, 2022

Fall Stand Down 2022

OSHA, NIOSH, and CPWR will host the 9th annual Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 2-6, 2022. A recent webinar with campaign updates is available here.  Events announced so far include:

Interested stakeholders may also order hard hat stickers and pocket-sized hazard alert cards from CPWR here. More resources and information will be forthcoming. Visit osha.gov/Stop-Falls-Stand-Down.

Safe + Sound Week 2022

Safe + Sound Week 2022

Safe + Sound Week 2022, a nationwide event recognizing the success of workplace safety and health programs, will be commemorated August 15-21, 2022. Save-the-Date infographics are now available in English and Spanish. Registration will open in July. 

Prácticas recomendadas para programas de seguridad y salud

Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs are now available in Spanish. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program.


New Maritime Industry Resources

OSHA issued a new fact sheet, Evaluation and Control of Hazards from Preservative Coatings during Hot Work on Vessels and a new poster, Six Ways to Stay Safe When Working in Marine Terminal Mechanic Shops.

Whistleblower Protection Fact Sheets

OSHA issued new fact sheets on whistleblower protections for workers reporting money laundering (English, Spanish) or criminal antitrust violations (English, Spanish) and updated the fact sheet for pipeline facility workers (English, Spanish). More information about whistleblower protection is available at www.whistleblowers.gov.


OSHA Rulemaking Updates

The following are selected current opportunities to participate in the OSHA rulemaking process: 

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Harwood Grant Applications

A free webinar, How to Prepare a Competitive
Susan Harwood Grant Application, is now available for streaming. Grant applications for Susan Harwood Training Program Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19 grants, must be received electronically by the Grants.gov system by May 6, 2022. For more info, see the Federal Register notice.

Alliance Program Materials

OSHA's Alliance Program participants did not issue new products between January and March, 2022.  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 NIOSH FACE Program reports and products issued from January through March, 2022.  See the NIOSH FACE website for all the latest reports.

NIOSH at 50

NIOSH Science Blog Posts

The following are selected NIOSH Science Blog entries posted from January through March, 2022.  See the NIOSH Science Blog website for more entries.

Additional Resources

Construction worker using fall protection

New CPWR Resources

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

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2022

National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15, 2022) is an annual event to promote work zone safety.   On Thursday, April 14, stakeholders are asked to share messages on social media and use hashtags #NWZAW and #WorkZoneSafety. For more information, including planning and promotional materials, visit www.nwzaw.org.

Struck-By Stand Down- April 11-15, 2022

Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents

Sponsored by the NORA Construction Sector Council, this event will take place in coordination with National Work Zone Awareness Week, from April 11-15, 2022. Four webinars are planned, as follows:


Harwood Grants

The following materials developed by grantees under OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program were posted on the OSHA website between January and March, 2022. 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.


  • Alaska Native Tribal Consortium developed training materials for rural construction and utility sector workers on topics including confined spaces, electrical hazards, ergonomics, excavation hazards, fall prevention, and silica.
  • Chicagoland Construction Safety Council developed electric hazard training materials in English and Spanish.
  • Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana developed training materials on respirable crystalline silica.

Machine Guarding

  • New Jersey State AFL-CIO, Community Services Agency developed machinery and machine guarding training materials for workers in food manufacturing and distribution, dairy, retail stores, manufacturing, and warehousing.

Nail Salons

  • Boat People SOS- Center for Community Advancement developed training materials in English and Vietnamese on nail salon industry hazards.

Respiratory Protection

  • University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus developed respiratory protection training materials in English and Spanish for hard-to-reach and limited English proficiency workers.

Chemical Hazards

  • The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health developed chemical hazard training materials in English and Spanish for manufacturing, service industry, healthcare, and janitorial service workers.