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Penta Group Fall Protection Stand Down Event

May 4, 2016

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

Final Silica Rule Published

March 29, 2016

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 2016

March 7, 2016

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.

OSHA to introduce more durable and secure 10/30 Hour Cards

January 15, 2016

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.

It's 300A Summary Time!

January 14, 2016

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)

CasaBlanca Resort and Casino Becomes 4th Safe Partner for 2015

December 10, 2015

 

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.

OSHA 10/30 Hour Card Renewal Requirements Changed

June 15, 2015

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. 

New Construction Confined Space Rule

May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.

Hispanic Safety, Why Just One Month?

March 2, 2015

The statistics don’t lie. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fatal injury rate for Hispanic workers is higher than the national average for all U.S. workers. Preliminary data shows that workplace injuries to Hispanics increased by 7% in 2013, compared to 2012, and Hispanics accounted for 18% of all fatal work injuries in 2013.  As the percentage of Hispanic worker continues to increase in the American workforce we need to make sure that this at risk population is protected.  

OSHA 300 Log Posting Requirements

February 9, 2015

On February 1, 2015, employers who are required to keep Injury and Illness records must complete and post their OSHA 300A Annual Summary form for each of their establishments.  The OSHA 300A must be posted from February 1 – April 30, 2015.

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