1. National Initiatives: OSHA will conduct the following national outreach initiatives
  • Fall Prevention Campaign:

OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign raises awareness of the danger of falls in construction and other industries. The signature event is the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which encourages employers to set aside time during the week to focus on fall prevention efforts and training. The Stand-Down typically coincides with Construction Safety Week: May 2-6, 2022.

  • Heat Illness Prevention Campaign:

OSHA continues its efforts to educate employers and workers on heat injury and illness prevention in outdoor and indoor work settings, and the importance of three key safety measures: “Water. Rest. Shade.” This campaign is ongoing; however, OSHA amps up outreach efforts during warmer months.

  • Safe + Sound: Campaign for Safety and Health Programs:

The Safe + Sound Campaign encourages employers to implement safety and health programs. The signature event is Safe + Sound Week, when employers can show their safety commitment through activities related to core elements of safety and health programs: management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards. Safe + Sound Week 2022 will be in August.

  1. Priority Industries/Topics for Outreach and Compliance Assistance. The following are some of the industries/topics that OSHA has identified as outreach priorities in the FY 2022 Agency Management Plan
  • Construction
    • Small Business
    • Temporary Workers
  1. Key Dates for Compliance Assistance/Outreach. The dates below were compiled in November 2021 and are subject to change.

December 2021

  • 6 – Deadline to submit comments on COVID-19 Vaccination/Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
  • 21 – Current expiration date for COVID-19 Healthcare ETS issued June 21, 2021
  • 27 – Deadline to submit comments on OSHA’s Heat Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

February 2022

  • Beginning of time period when employers must post summary of injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year (February 1 to April 30)

March 2022

  • 2 – Deadline for covered employers to electronically submit 2021 Form 300A information (collection begins Jan. 2, 2022)
    • 6-12 – Women in Construction Week
    • 16-18 – NSC Northeast Safety Conference and Expo (National Safety Council; Pittsburgh, PA)
    • Ladder Safety Month (American Ladder Institute)

April 2022

  • 11-15 – National Work Zone Awareness Week
    • 12-14 — NSC Southeast Safety Conference & Expo (National Safety Council; Charleston, SC)
    • 28 – Workers Memorial Day
    • Distracted Driving Awareness Month

May 2022

  • 2-6 –  Construction Safety Week
    • TBD – National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
    • 2-6 – National Small Business Week (Small Business Administration)
    • 10-12 – NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo (National Safety Council; New Orleans, LA)

June 2022

  • 8-10 – NSC Midwest Safety Conference & Expo (National Safety Council; Indianapolis, IN)
    • 13-17 – Trench Safety Stand-Down (National Utility Contractors Association)
    • 14 – National Forklift Safety Day (Industrial Truck Association)
    • 27-29 – Safety 2022/Professional Development Conference (American Society of Safety Professionals; Chicago, IL)
    • National Safety Month (National Safety Council)
    • Trench Safety Month (National Utility Contractors Association)

August 2022

  • TBD – Safe + Sound Week
    • 29 – Sept. 2 – Labor Rights Week

September 2022

  • 16-22 – National Safety Congress (National Safety Council; San Diego, CA)
    • National Preparedness Month