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SCATS Introduces Truly “No Cost” OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Cards

July 16, 2019
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) announced this month that as of 07/01/19, the eight dollar fee for OSHA 10/30 cards issued through SCATS has been eliminated.
 
The cost of OSHA classes provided by SCATS have always been free of charge, but the fee charged by the Outreach Training Centers for the production of the cards was passed on to class participants. The elimination of the fee was directed by Ray Fierro, Administrator of the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR).  
 

Important New OSHA Trainer Requirements Take Effect

July 11, 2019

This past Nevada legislative session included the passage of Assembly Bill 290 which includes several ramifications for the safety community. The purpose of the bill was to give employers a way to verify the validity of 10 or 30 hour OSHA construction cards presented by their employees. 

SCATS Recognizes Cintas for Renewing their Voluntary Protection Program Status

June 7, 2019
SCATS recently recognized Cintas #67 and #57F in Reno and Sparks, Nevada for successfully renewing their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status. The VPP in Nevada recognizes employers and workers whom have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.
 

The 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down is June 17-21

May 29, 2019
Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose a great risk to workers’ lives. When done safely, trenching operations can reduce worker exposure to collapses and other potential hazards including falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and incidents involving mobile equipment. This year's Trench Safety Stand Down is June 17-21 and all companies that want to prevent trenching and excavation hazards in the workplace are encouraged to participate.
 

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction - May 6-10

April 30, 2019

SCATS and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) want to remind you that May 6-10, 2019 is dedicated as National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction. Below please find more details provided by OSHA on the importance of participating in the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction. 

SCATS to offer additional free Spanish language safety and health training courses leading up to Nevada Hispanic Safety Month in April

February 15, 2019

For the fifteenth consecutive year, SCATS will focus on increasing workplace safety among Nevada’s Hispanic workforce during their Hispanic Safety Month in April. Safety on the job continues to be important for the Nevada workforce and employers. Extending resources and training to the increasing Hispanic workforce in Nevada is crucial. To help promote workplace safety for all, SCATS continues to highlight and support the well-being of Nevada’s Hispanic workforce.

Nevada’s Safety Consultation and Training Section Awards Ocean Spray with Prestigious Safety Honor

December 24, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recently recognized Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.’s processing plant in Henderson, Nevada for successfully completing their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status. Ocean Spray is the first company in Henderson to enter the VPP, which recognizes employers and workers whom have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.

Notice of Hearing for the Adoption of Regulations of the Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry – LCB File No. R040-17

December 20, 2018

The Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry, State of Nevada (the "Division"), will conduct a public workshop on proposed permanent regulations necessary to implement Assembly Bill 190, chapter 105, Statutes of Nevada 2017, at page 467, now codified as NRS 618.9901 through 618.9913, inclusive.

The public hearing on these proposed regulations will be conducted by video conference on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the following locations: 

What is More Productive – the Carrot, or the Stick?

December 18, 2018

The argument has gone back and forth for many years.  Is Consultation (Carrot) or Enforcement (Stick) more effective?  While we may never be able to answer that question definitively, a recent paper released by OSHA claims that Consultation is very productive.

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