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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards

April 13, 2017

General Industry - Subpart D: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems.

The 4th Annual National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is May 8th - 12th

April 13, 2017

Fatalities caused by falls from elevations continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees.  In 2015, 350 of 937 construction fatalities were recorded from falls (BLS data). All of these deaths were preventable. OSHA's National Fall Protection Stand-Down raises awareness about fall hazards across the country in an effort to stop fall injuries and deaths.

For more information about OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Protection visit them here.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Final Rule on Silica

April 13, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.

SCATS to Dedicate April as Nevada Hispanic Safety Month

March 27, 2017

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has designated April as Hispanic Safety Month. As Nevada’s Hispanic workforce continues to steadily increase, safety on the job remains an important issue for the state’s employers. To help promote the significance of workplace safety, especially among Hispanic employees, SCATS will dedicate the month of April to highlight and support the well-being of Nevada’s Hispanic workforce.

SCATS to host OSHA’s Pacific Coast Safety Fest March 6-10 in Henderson

February 27, 2017

SCATS will host the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Pacific Coast Safety Fest for Region IX on March 6-10 at their offices in Henderson. The Pacific Coast Safety Fest is a free, informative seminar designed to enhance workplace safety. Attendees receive credit for authorized OSHA Education Center classes and a certificate of attendance for all classes. The SCATS team will lead sections of the seminars including Heat Illness Prevention and will present on the free and confidential consultation and safety services SCATS offers to assist businesses in Nevada to be in compliance with OSHA standards. In addition, 10Hr Construction and 10Hr General Industry classes will take place at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas.

SCATS Awards Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. with SHARP Award

February 14, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognized Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. in Henderson, Nev. on February 8, 2017 for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). After working diligently with Nevada SCATS, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. was awarded this certification for demonstrating their commitment to workplace safety.

Nature’s Bakery earns SCATS SHARP Award for excellence in workplace health and safety

February 6, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognized Nature’s Bakery in Carson City on February 6, 2017 for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). While in the program, Nature’s Bakery has seen tremendous success in its Carson City production facility’s safety programs. The Company has been able to reduce the employee incident rate down to one-third of the average rate within their industry.

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar earns SCATS Safe Partner Award

February 1, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada Division of Industrial Relations recognized PetersenDean Roofing and Solar at their North Las Vegas location on February 1, 2017 with the Safe Partner Award for their continued efforts in workplace health and safety. This award recognizes businesses that work closely with SCATS to increase both employer and employee knowledge of the value of safety in the workplace. The Safe Partner Award is an elite program and is only awarded to four businesses per year out of the 50,000 employers in the State of Nevada.

SCATS Recognizes American Buildings Company with Top Safety Honor

January 24, 2017

On January 24, 2017 SCATS honored American Buildings Company (ABC) in Carson City for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This award highlights ABC’s dedication to creating a safe and healthy workplace for its employees.

Helix Electric of Nevada earns SHARP Award for excellence in workplace health and safety from SCATS

January 19, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognized Helix Electric of Nevada in Las Vegas on January 19, 2017 for their successful completion of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). By earning this distinction, Helix Electric of Nevada has proven its dedication to creating a safe and healthy workplace for its employees.

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