2022 Spring & Summer OSHA Initiatives

April 22, 2022

April 19, 26, and May 3: Youth Worker Social Media Campaign

You have rights on the job, and your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. OSHA wants you to have a safe and rewarding work experience. This site can help you prevent job-related injuries and illnesses.

April 28: Workers Memorial Day

Every year, on April 28, the nation recognizes Workers Memorial Day. This is the day we pay our respects to those who lost their lives on the job, and recognize the impact these tragic losses have on families, co-workers, and communities. This year, we also recognize that, more than a year into the pandemic, every day essential workers, many of whom are people of color and immigrants, have put their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were sickened or died as a result of just going to work - for simply doing what they had to do to support their families. They were healthcare workers, grocery workers, meatpackers, nurses, delivery drivers, farmworkers, law enforcement officers, teachers, and sanitation workers. We remember and honor every worker who has lost their life to largely preventable fatal injuries and illnesses, and we commit ourselves to fighting to make sure that others do not suffer the same terrible fate

May 2: Fall Stand-Down

Click here to view the regional events taking place in your area!

May 3: Heat Illness Prevention Public Stakeholder Meeting

OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. Our safety message comes down to three key words: Water. Rest. Shade.

August 15: Safe + Sound Week Launches

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.

Teen Worker Initiative

Teens have the same rights as other workers: 

  • A safe workplace
  • Job safety training
  • Needed safety equipment
  • To speak up without fear. 

Teens under 18 can’t perform all jobs. Know what’s prohibited! #KeepTeenWorkersSafe #TeenTuesday

National Small Business Week

The Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week is coming up on May 2-5, 2022. This annual event highlights the contributions of small businesses to the U.S. economy and points these businesses to resources to help them grow and comply with regulatory requirements. During the week, the Department of Labor (DOL) will have a virtual booth to highlight small business resources from OSHA, Wage and Hour Division, and other DOL agencies. OSHA will feature small business resources such as the On-Site Consultation Program and the OSHA/NIOSH Small Business Safety and Health Handbook.
Registration is open and free. Please forward this to your small business members and stakeholders, and encourage them to register for the event and visit the DOL virtual booth.