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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.

Injury and Illness Tracking Message

December 19, 2016

We would like to share an OSHA video and blog message from Assistant Secretary Dr. Michaels that explains more about OSHA’s recent final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Final Rule Walking-Working Surfaces

November 28, 2016

Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.

SCATS Awards Cashman Equipment’s facilities in Elko & Winnemucca with SHARP Awards

November 17, 2016

On November 17, 2016 Nevada's Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) recognized Cashman Equipment’s facilities in Elko and Winnemucca for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Cashman Equipment is the first business in Winnemucca to receive this designation and the second one in the city of Elko.

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