April is Nevada Hispanic Safety Month

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations will dedicate the month of April as Hispanic Safety Month. Safety on the job remains an important issue for the state’s employers, and extending resources and training to the steadily increasing Hispanic workforce in Nevada is crucial. 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. In addition to SCATS’ ongoing Spanish training resources and materials, SCATS will offer additional bilingual safety and health training courses at their offices in Henderson and Reno.
 
“At SCATS, we want to be sure that the growing Hispanic workforce in our state is up-to-date on Nevada’s latest workplace health and safety standards,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “Throughout the month of April, we will offer a number of additional free bilingual classes on workplace safety and health at our Reno and Las Vegas locations. We continue to offer Spanish speaking assistance in our free consultation services, have a number of resources in Spanish and have bilingual training classes available throughout the year, as well as upon request.”
 
SCATS offers Spanish speaking assistance to businesses and employees in Nevada through a variety of services. SCATS also offers free on-site safety and health consultation services for businesses in Nevada which are focused on hazard identification as well as preventing injuries and illnesses and Spanish speaking assistance can be made available if needed. In addition, SCATS has established a free of charge, video lending library consisting of hundreds of safety and health videos, many of which are in Spanish. The videos cover a variety of safety and health topics and are available for employers to borrow. 
 
Nationally, the Hispanic workforce experiences a high number of injuries and fatalities on the job. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports fatal work injuries involving Hispanic or Latino workers have the highest number of fatalities after the Caucasian workforce. This number could be understated as Hispanic workers’ injuries are often not reported because of citizenship issues. 
 
Below is the schedule for bilingual classes in Las Vegas and Reno from April to June 2018. 
 
Southern Nevada Spanish Language Training Classes – April to June 2018 
  • April Classes Location: 1301 North Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200, Henderson, Nev.
  • May and June Classes Location: 3360 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • All classes will be given by SCATS’ bilingual trainers. All classes are free. 
 
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course 
Two-day course. Attendees must attend both days to receive the OSHA attendance card.
  • Monday, April 2, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Concrete and Masonry Regulation Review 
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Excavation Regulatory Review 
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Asbestos Awareness
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
 
Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
Northern Nevada Spanish Language Training Classes – April to June 2018 
  • Location: 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite E-144, Reno, Nev.
  • All classes will be given by SCATS’ bilingual trainers. All classes are free. 
 
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course 
Two-day course. Attendees must attend both days to receive the OSHA attendance card.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Fall Protection
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
Scaffolding Regulatory Review
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
Excavation Regulatory Review
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Hand / Power Tools
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
Electrical Hazards Awareness 
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Control of Hazardous Energy “Lock Out/Tag Out”
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
Landscaping Hazard Awareness 
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
For more information, as well as descriptions of each class and other health and safety class listings, please visit our Find a Class page or contact SCATS directly for more details at 877-472-3368.