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.
Paying attention to your surroundings and using your personal protection equipment properly will save your life. That was the message conveyed at the National Fall Protection Stand Down event on the Penta Groups’ Lucky Dragon job site. Stephen Rodgers, the Program Coordinator for SCATS stated “There were 345 deaths due to falls last year in the construction industry, all were preventable.” The 106 attendees at the DBI Sala demonstration on fall protection equipment and use were educated on how to avoid that fate. The Penta Group, host of the event, is a strong believer in safety and fa
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.
Pacific Coast Safety Fest is a training event sponsored by OSHA and hosted by the Region IX OSHA Training Institute Education Centers and the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada.
Training topics include: Understanding OSHA Worker Rights, Record keeping, Heat Stress, Emergency action Plans, and others.
A Free OSHA 10 Hour Cunstruction course will also be taught.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is introducing more durable and secure completion cards for its Outreach Training Program, including 10-hour and 30-hour voluntary safety classes. The new cards are intended to reduce fraud and improve efficiency.
OK, how many of you have completed you 2015 300A Summary? Everyone? Great! If not, you only have about 2 weeks to get them done. OSHA requires that all businesses that are required to maintain OSHA 300 Logs are to have their 300A Summary’s posted by February 1st. Do not post your 300 Log. (29 CFR 1904.32)
Next question. How long is the Summary required to be posted? Until April 30th is correct. (29 CFR 1904.32)
The CasaBlanca Resort and Casino (Mesquite Gaming, LLC) in Mesquite Nevada, has succeeded in becoming only the 4th recipient of the prestigious Safe Partner Award for 2015. The presentation was made on December 8 at the CasaBlanca in their Dunes Room.
As of June 10, 2015 OSHA 10/30 hour construction refresher training is no longer required.
The Nevada State legislature passed SB 233, which removes the requirement for a 10/30 hour refresher course for those holding 10 or 30 hour construction cards. The Governor signed this bill, and it became law as of June 10, 2015.
This means that if a person has the 10 or 30 hour OSHA construction card, Nevada no longer requires that they have refresher training, and the card is considered valid regardless of the date of issue.