Special Events About Special Events Special events are training and outreach activities that are provided by the North Carolina Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Division. They include events that North Carolina participates in that are part of a national initiative such as stand downs and campaigns. They also include OSH Division sponsored construction forums, best practices workshops, and special emphasis program training events. Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week March 29 - April 2, 2021 Fall Prevention Stand-Down Campaign May 3 - 7, 2021 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign Learn more about upcoming 2021 heat stress events. Excavation and Trenching Safety Initiative June 14 - 18, 2021 Safe+Sound Campaign August 9 - 15, 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Learn more about upcoming training events. Non-AG - Essential Workers May 26, 2021 AG - Essential Workers May 27, 2021 Special Emphasis Programs Learn more about upcoming Special Emphasis Program events for 2021.