SCATS is offering free online training and technical assistance.
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.
Effective July 1, 2020 certain medical facilities will have to develop and carry out a plan for the prevention of workplace violence and report incidents of workplace violence to Nevada OSHA. In addition to a written plan, certain medical facilities will be required to make physical modifications to areas that house potentially violent patients and conduct workplace violence training for affected employees.
SCATS Recognizes RHP Mechanical Systems for Renewing their Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) StatusSeptember 4, 2019
This past Nevada legislative session included the passage of Assembly Bill 290 which includes several ramifications for the safety community. The purpose of the bill was to give employers a way to verify the validity of 10 or 30 hour OSHA construction cards presented by their employees.