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SCATS Awards Haws Corporation with Top Safety Honor

September 7, 2018
Haws Corporation, a Sparks-based manufacturer, was recently recognized by SCATS for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Haws Corporation worked with SCATS for two years to earn this award for excellence in workplace health and safety.

August 13-19 is Safe and Sound Week

August 8, 2018

The OSHA Safe & Sound Campaign is loaded with great information to help companies raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the workplaces. While this is an Annual event, it is something you can conduct year round. There are many locations where you can sign up and register to participate in the event.

Safety and Health Management System Worker Participation

August 8, 2018
In this article we continue examining the elements of a successful safety and health management system. The first element contained two parts: Management Commitment, which we examined last month, and worker participation which is the topic this month.

Workplace Safety and Health: Management Commitment and Employee Involvement

June 20, 2018

In this article, we will look at Management Commitment as the first element of a successful Safety and Health Management System. Below are four practical actions that management can take to express their commitment to their workplace safety and health system.

Action item 1: Communicate management's commitment to a safety and health program

A clear, written policy helps management communicate that safety and health is a primary organizational value—as important as productivity, profitability, product or service quality, and customer satisfaction.

Protect Yourself and Your Team From the Summer Heat

June 20, 2018

Summer is here and in Nevada the summer heat can rise to extremes. Staying safe and well from heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion, heat rashes, hyperthermia, heat cramps, and heat stroke, is important while at work and at home. We have some important resources and tips below that can help you and your team stay safe from the heat this summer.

Silica Standard Updates go into Effect this Month

June 20, 2018

For General Industry Employers

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth's crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.

Workplace Violence - Preparation and Training for Emergencies

June 4, 2018

The news is filled with workplace violence incidences on an all too regular basis. Preparing for an emergency in the workplace is a daunting task, but thorough planning and training can be the difference between life and death if an emergency happens at your business.

General Industry Fall Protection Standards Subparts D & I

May 22, 2018

Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.

The rule affects a wide range of workers, from painters to warehouse workers. It does not change construction or agricultural standards.

What is an effective Safety & Health Management System?

May 22, 2018

Employers are advised and encouraged to institute and maintain in their establishments a program which provides systematic policies, procedures, and practices that are adequate to recognize and protect their employees from occupational safety and health hazards.

An effective program includes provisions for the systematic identification, evaluation, and prevention or control of general workplace hazards, specific job hazards, and potential hazards which may arise from foreseeable conditions.

National Safety Stand-Down For Fall Protection May 7-11, 2018

April 2, 2018

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.