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SCATS is Available for Your Businesses Reopening Planning

May 12, 2020

SCATS is offering assistance to Nevada business as they navigate reopening during COVID-19. It is important to have a well thought-out plan for reopening your workplace to ensure the health and wellbeing of your employees and your customers. We are available to help with you Reopening Plan as well as your Written Workplace Safety Guide. Below are some suggestions to follow as you plan ahead. Please also download a copy of our Reopening Planning Flyer

Nevada SCATS is Now Offering Free Online Workplace Health and Safety Courses

May 4, 2020

To expand our offerings and better equip Nevada’s workforce with necessary health and safety information and training amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, SCATS is now offering health and safety classes virtually. Shifting to virtual classes prevents the spread of COVID-19 and allows all Nevadans, not just those who live near a SCATS office or those who can travel to one, access to a range of free workplace safety classes.

Nevada SCATS Unveils New COVID-19 Informational Video for Grocery Store Safety

April 22, 2020

To protect the health and safety of all Nevadans, the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has unveiled a new informational video containing key resources, current regulations and important workplace safety details for grocery stores amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevada SCATS Unveils New COVID-19 Informational Video and Online Resources Page

April 8, 2020
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has created a new informational video containing key resources, current regulations and important workplace safety details to ultimately protect the safety and health of Nevada’s essential workforce during the current pandemic. The video resides on SCATS’ new COVID-19 resources page, which is designed to keep Nevada’s employers and employees updated on the latest information and guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  
 

IMPORTANT: Social Distancing Protocols for Mining, Construction, and Manufacturing

March 19, 2020
 
Please review the important memorandum available below that provides guidelines for the management of staff and labor in the mining, construction, and manufacturing industry sectors. This memorandum supports and enhances Governor Steve Sisolak’s March 18, 2020 document titled, “Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative.”
 

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

March 11, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released guidance, recommendations, and descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards regarding workplace preparation for COVID-19. Please download and review the details via the link below.
 
 

SCATS Awards Austin General Contracting with Prestigious Safe Partner Award

March 4, 2020

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recently recognized the Las Vegas-based general contractor and subcontracting company, Austin General Contracting (AGC), for receiving the Safe Partner Award. The Safe Partner Award is awarded to organizations that use the full-service consultation and training services provided by SCATS. The Safe Partner Award is designed to increase safety awareness and strengthen the safety culture within the workplace.

Nevada Announces New Way for Employers to Verify OSHA Cards

January 28, 2020

Employers in Nevada whose industries require employees to hold a valid OSHA construction or general industry card now have a new way to verify employee’s OSHA cards. Per new regulations outlined in Assembly Bill 290, the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations and the Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) have implemented updates to NV1030.org that allow employers to verify OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Construction and General Industry card holders for OSHA cards issued in Nevada after January 1, 2020.

Coronavirus Outbreak and Workplace Health & Safety

January 23, 2020
Recent news stories have highlighted the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.  While there is currently no evidence of ongoing transmission of this virus in the United States, now is a good opportunity for workers and employers to review relevant workplace health guidance. OSHA has interim guidance and resources one their website here:
 

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