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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable.
This week is National Small Business Week and we have been recognizing the collective impact and power that small businesses have on our nation and our communities. In Nevada, there are approximately 227,000 small businesses, representing approximately 95 % of all employers. They contribute to roughly 40% of all private-sector jobs.
In celebration of starting, running and growing a business, we have improved the Business & Industry website. Check our new Business Resource Center out and help us spread the word!!!
The Safety team at the City of Henderson continues to do what it takes to keep their people safe. The Fall Stand Down they put on emphasized the areas that are of most concern. Most people think that the only way to die is in a fall from height. These people have come to understand that you don’t have to be in the air to get hurt.