The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a final rule (29 CFR 1904.35) revising its recordkeeping and reporting regulation to specifically state that employer policies for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses must be reasonable. Under the rule, procedures that deter or discourage employee reporting are not reasonable.
The Governor of Nevada recently signed Assembly Bill 190 requiring OSHA 10- and 30-hour training for the Entertainment Industry.
Starting January 1, 2018, the State of Nevada will require specific workers in the entertainment industry to complete an OSHA 10 hour (non-supervisory employee) or an OSHA 30 hour (supervisory employee) safety and health general industry course and receive a completion card within 15 days of hire.
The specific workers are ones whose primary occupation on site falls into one of these categories:
Working with industry and labor, OSHA created the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 1982 to recognize and partner with worksites that implement exemplary systems to manage worker safety and health. The managers, employees, and any authorized representatives at these sites voluntarily implement comprehensive safety and health programs – referred to as safety and health management systems – that go beyond basic compliance with OSHA standards.
The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently.
SCATS recently attended the 6th Annual Governor's Conference on Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks on August 17, 2017. This comprehensive business resource and networking event is held each year and is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new venture or business owners that want to grow their business.
Brian Sandoval, the Governor of the State of Nevada was in attendance.
Over the next few weeks, you will be seeing changes to the NV1030.org website. Recent legislative action in the form of AB 190 created a training requirement for specific workers in the entertainment industry. They will be required to complete the OSHA 10 Hour (non-supervisory) or 30 Hour (supervisory) General Industry course. As a result, NV1030.org will now list 10 & 30 Hour General Industry trainers as well as Construction trainers. The final site roll out will be well in advance of the January 1, 2018 implantation of the bill. For more information on who is required to be train
SCATS partners with Las Vegas – Clark County Library District to offer Safety and Health Training Courses in rural areasAugust 17, 2017
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) recognized Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation located in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 10 with their fifth Safety and Health Achievement Program Award (SHARP). Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation has been working with SCATS since 2009 to ensure exemplary workplace safety and health conditions for its employees.
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recently recognized Papé Machinery in Sparks, Nevada with the Company’s third Safety and Health Achievement Program Award (SHARP). This achievement comes after working with SCATS for several years on continuous and diligent workplace safety and health efforts by the Company’s entire organization.