On April 24, 2023, Federal OSHA announced the launch of a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect millions of workers from injuries related to falls.
On July 13, 2023, Nevada OSHA adopted the NEP in a modified form to reflect local factors. The NEP prescribes the targeting of all construction activities and 10 non-construction activities. Nevada OSHA will expand its initiative to prevent fall hazards throughout all industries. Nevada will conduct outreach for 90 days from August 30, 2023 to November 28, 2023, prior to initiating inspections under this NEP. This NEP shall remain effective until cancelled or modified by a change to the Federal NEP. Falls have historically been a major workplace safety hazard in Nevada.
SCATS is here to help
Fall protection is a recognized hazard that should be addressed in each business’s Written Workplace Safety Program (WWSP). SCATS can review and make recommendations on best practices and implementation of an employer’s fall protection protocols. We are looking for businesses to partner with during the 90-day outreach period. We can present information on fall protection at safety committee meetings or other training meetings at your worksite or facility.
SCATS is also offering free upcoming classes including:
- Fall Protection Regulatory Review – This program reviews the construction regulations 29 CFR 1926.
- Walking Working Surfaces – This program covers 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D.
If your business has questions or needs onsite training or consultation, please submit a request by calling 877-472-3368 or submitting a consultation request.