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Hispanic Safety, Why Just One Month?

March 2, 2015

The statistics don’t lie. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fatal injury rate for Hispanic workers is higher than the national average for all U.S. workers. Preliminary data shows that workplace injuries to Hispanics increased by 7% in 2013, compared to 2012, and Hispanics accounted for 18% of all fatal work injuries in 2013.  As the percentage of Hispanic worker continues to increase in the American workforce we need to make sure that this at risk population is protected.  

OSHA 300 Log Posting Requirements

February 9, 2015

On February 1, 2015, employers who are required to keep Injury and Illness records must complete and post their OSHA 300A Annual Summary form for each of their establishments.  The OSHA 300A must be posted from February 1 – April 30, 2015.

Ebola Facts

October 8, 2014

With the prominence of the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the appearance of cases in the United States it is important to have factual information.  Learn about the virus, how it can be transmitted, and how you can protect yourself at:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html

The Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

Jess Lankford named Chief Administrative Officer of Nevada OSHA

August 20, 2014

Carson City, NV- Division of Industrial Relations Administrator Don Soderberg recently appointed Jess Lankford as Chief Administrative Officer of the Nevada OSHA section.  He will be responsible for managing internal and external relationships with private and public employers and employees statewide to regulate and promote workplace safety.  The appointment is effective August 18.

New Phone Numbers For Reno Office

July 30, 2014

The Reno Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) has new telephone numbers for all extensions due to an upgrade to the existing system.  The new main number for Reno is 775.688.3730.
 

SCATS Presents First 10/30 Refresher Class

July 22, 2014

Safety Consultation and Training Section has been working hard to develop and implement a refresher course for the 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA Construction cards. On July 15th, they presented the first class with 22 participants. The class lasts for six hours and meets the basic requirements for the Renewal of the 10 hour card, of the hours will apply towards the renewal of the 15 hour requirement for the renewal of the 30 hour cards.

Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses

July 14, 2014

"Water. Rest. Shade." and acclimatization are critical in preventing heat illness and fatalities

Boyd Gaming Completes Extensive Workplace Safety Campaign

July 14, 2014

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has recognized Boyd Gaming for its successful completion of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) at all nine of its southern Nevada casino properties. The culmination of its seven years working with SCATS came in April when The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Boyd Gaming’s largest property in Nevada, completed their final SHARP certification inspection.

Safety Career Opportunity

April 16, 2014

The Safety Consultation and Training Section is hiring!  The Henderson office has an opening for the position of Safety and Health Bi-lingual Trainer.  Don’t miss this opportunity, these positions don’t open often.  Put your Safety knowledge and language skills to good use by helping inform employers and employees on how to make the right choices about safety during training classes.  Benefits include salary, PERS retirement package, and full health benefits package.  If you’re passionate about Safety we would like you on our team!  Follow the links below to see full details:

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