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. R040-17December 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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Summer is here and in Nevada the summer heat can rise to extremes. Staying safe and well from heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion, heat rashes, hyperthermia, heat cramps, and heat stroke, is important while at work and at home. We have some important resources and tips below that can help you and your team stay safe from the heat this summer.