HENDERSON, Nev. – The month of June marks the 10-year anniversary of the Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program, a special certificate program, provided by the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), part of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations. The Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program was established to recognize participants who have attended at least 27 SCATS training classes (eight electives, nine area of interest and 10 core) within a three-year period. The classes offered are either Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard based or provide skills to ensure attendees are more effective in their safety and health responsibilities. To date the program has seen over 700 graduates, this success is in part due to the fact that all classes are offered at no cost.
“Our practitioner program curriculum was developed for a broad range of occupational settings, such as manufacturing, construction, service industries, and government agencies. The program takes into account employers with limited resources, and employees with limited time frames,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “The program has changed over the years, but so have OSHA regulations and workplace safety rules and regulations. We are proud of our program and even prouder of the people who have graduated over the past 10 years.”
Participants gain knowledge and skills that are relevant to their work environment through a pertinent and practical curriculum. The curriculum consists entirely of classes that are already offered to the public on SCATS quarterly schedules which are available on http://4safenv.state.nv.us/. SCATS classes and services are offered for free and do not have application or registration fees.
For a complete list of classes, interested participants are encouraged to visit the SCATS website at http://4safenv.state.nv.us/ or call the SCATS at 1-877-4SAFENV.
About Nevada’s Safety Consultation and Training Section (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’s top priority is to help 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 free Workplace Safety and Health Training classes in Northern and Southern Nevada. For more information visit: www.4safenv.state.nv.us