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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.

Crane Operator Certification Requirements Final Rule

November 12, 2018

Attention crane operators and users, the final rule is now available for public inspection in the Federal Register and was published on Friday, November 9th.

SCATS Awards Copper Mountain Solar with Prestigious Safety Honor

November 1, 2018

 

SCATS recently recognized the Boulder City-based Copper Mountain Solar for successfully renewing their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status. Copper Mountain Solar earned its first VPP award in 2015 for excellence in workplace health and safety. 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.

SCATS Awards Haws Corporation with Top Safety Honor

September 7, 2018
Haws Corporation, a Sparks-based manufacturer, was recently recognized by SCATS for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Haws Corporation worked with SCATS for two years to earn this award for excellence in workplace health and safety.
 

August 13-19 is Safe and Sound Week

August 8, 2018

The OSHA Safe & Sound Campaign is loaded with great information to help companies raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the workplaces. While this is an Annual event, it is something you can conduct year round. There are many locations where you can sign up and register to participate in the event.

Safety and Health Management System Worker Participation

August 8, 2018
In this article we continue examining the elements of a successful safety and health management system. The first element contained two parts: Management Commitment, which we examined last month, and worker participation which is the topic this month.
 

Workplace Safety and Health: Management Commitment and Employee Involvement

June 20, 2018

In this article, we will look at Management Commitment as the first element of a successful Safety and Health Management System. Below are four practical actions that management can take to express their commitment to their workplace safety and health system.

Action item 1: Communicate management's commitment to a safety and health program

A clear, written policy helps management communicate that safety and health is a primary organizational value—as important as productivity, profitability, product or service quality, and customer satisfaction.

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