SCATS is offering free online training and technical assistance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nevada Senate Bill 40 passed this year and on October 1, 2019, a new penalty structure goes into effect for citations issued by Nevada OSHA. Employers who receive a citation from Nevada OSHA after October 1, 2019 will see a 78% increase in fines and the bill also includes an annual cost of living increase in the structure.