SCATS recently recognized Fremont Hotel & Casino and Jokers Wild Casino for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). These casino properties, both owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation of Las Vegas, have been in the SHARP program since 2007 and continue to work diligently with SCATS on their commitment to workplace safety.
As hard as it is to believe the 10th anniversary of the Practitioner program is upon us. Part of our plan to commemorate this milestone includes getting the success stories about you, our graduates.
The Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program was designed to elevate the standard of safety in Nevada by providing consistent, regulatory awareness training in occupational safety and health, providing a foundation in OSHA standards and the State of Nevada safety requirements.
What Is Safe + Sound Week?
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
For OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainers: OSHA periodically updates the requirements that authorized Outreach trainers must follow in conducting and reporting OSHA Outreach Training Program classes.
Key changes in the revised January, 2017, OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements are noted below. Effective Date of April 1, 2017
General Program Updates
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “I lost my 10/30 hour OSHA card, how do I get a replacement?” The answer according to the OSHA.gov frequently asked questions section is:
To obtain a replacement 10-hour or 30-hour card, contact your Outreach trainer. A replacement card can only be issued if the class was taken within the last five years and only one replacement card may be issued per student per class. OSHA does not keep records of these classes and cannot provide a replacement card.
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the Division of Industrial Relations is urging Nevada employers to establish and implement a heat illness prevention program as the temperatures in Nevada begin to rise.
Every year, thousands of workers suffer from serious heat-related illnesses. If not quickly treated, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, killing an average of 30 workers annually since 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces StandardsApril 13, 2017
General Industry - Subpart D: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevations continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees. In 2015, 350 of 937 construction fatalities were recorded from falls (BLS data). All of these deaths were preventable. OSHA's National Fall Protection Stand-Down raises awareness about fall hazards across the country in an effort to stop fall injuries and deaths.
For more information about OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Protection visit them here.
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.
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.