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

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.

“One of our core values at Helix Electric is that we will not compromise on quality and safety. Earning our SHARP Award furthers our dedication to this core value and we are very proud to say we have earned this recognition,” said Victor Fuchs, President of Helix Electric of Nevada.

Helix Electric of Nevada joins an elite group of businesses that have successfully entered the SHARP program and maintain exemplary safety and health programs. Participation in the no-cost program is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve safety and health programs at their worksite(s). By taking these proactive measures, a business can protect employees, reduce accident costs and ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations.

“We are very proud to present Helix Electric of Nevada with its first SHARP award,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “By earning this achievement, Helix Electric of Nevada has shown its commitment and dedication to keeping both its employees and the local community safe here in Nevada.”

SCATS consultants provide employers with free and confidential hazard identification, program development, program implementation assistance and training. Employers that implement effective safety and health programs and have a “days away restricted transfer” (DART) rate below the national average for their industry group, may be recognized by SCATS. Successful SHARP participants receive a two-year exemption from OSHA’s general schedule inspections.

Businesses interested in the SHARP program can contact SCATS at 702.486.9140 in Southern Nevada and 775.824.4630 in Northern Nevada. For more information on SCATS, or for a schedule of training courses offered at no charge by SCATS, call toll free 1.877.4SAFENV, or visit www.4safenv.state.nv.us.