Oct. 25, 2023 MESQUITE, NEV. – The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognizes Do it Best’s Mesquite, Nevada distribution center for the successful renewal of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Do it Best Mesquite has consistently earned this recognition since 2013.
Do it Best Mesquite continues its partnership with SCATS consultants to reinforce its commitment to employee safety and strive toward continuous growth.
“Our SHARP involvement helps boost the culture of safety within our warehouse,” said Cole Atwood, department manager at Do it Best Mesquite. “Getting team members to ‘buy into’ safety can be a challenge, but being a SHARP-certified facility is just one way we ensure our 114 distribution center employees return home safely at the end of each day.”
Do it Best Mesquite is part of an elite group of businesses that have achieved SHARP status by maintaining exemplary health and safety protocols. Participation in the no-cost program provides incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve programs at their worksite(s). By taking these proactive measures, businesses can reduce accident costs and ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations.
“The team at Do it Best Mesquite is committed to employee safety and are proven leaders within the warehouse and distribution industry,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “Their dedication to their employees’ health and well-being is outstanding and SCATS is proud to partner with them.”
SCATS consultants provide employers with confidential hazard identification, program development, implementation assistance and training. Employers who implement effective safety programs and have a days-away restricted transfer (DART) rate below the national average for their industry may be recognized by SCATS. Successful SHARP participants may receive up to a three-year deferral from OSHA’s general schedule inspections.
Businesses interested in SHARP can contact SCATS at 702-486-9140 (Las Vegas) or 775-688-3730 (Reno). For more information or to schedule free training courses, businesses can call 1-877-4SAFENV or visit 4safenv.state.nv.us.
Media note: A photo of the Do it Best Mesquite team with the SHARP honor is available for download here.
Photo caption: The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognizes Do it Best’s Mesquite, Nevada distribution center for the successful renewal of top safety designation since 2013.
About Do it Best
Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Do it Best is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber, and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $5 billion, Do it Best serves thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit doitbestonline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About Nevada SCATS
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), part of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations, provides free and confidential consultation and safety services to assist businesses in Nevada to be in compliance with OSHA standards. SCATS helps Nevada businesses keep their employees safe and offers on-site consultation services designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their workplaces, improve their safety and health programs, and assist in training employees. SCATS also offers Workplace Safety and Health Training classes in Northern and Southern Nevada. Bilingual services are also available. Visit 4safenv.state.nv.us.
The Nevada On-Site Consultation program (SCATS), at the time of initial publication of this document (4/2022), is funded by a cooperative agreement for $1,001,105 federal funds, which constitutes 34.5% percent of the program budget. 0% percent, or $ 0.00 of the program budget, is financed through non-governmental sources.
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