SCATS presents Papé Machinery with its third SHARP Award

July 20, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recently recognized Papé Machinery in Sparks, Nevada with the Company’s third Safety and Health Achievement Program Award (SHARP). This achievement comes after working with SCATS for several years on continuous and diligent workplace safety and health efforts by the Company’s entire organization.

SCATS to add the Voluntary Protection Programs to its workplace safety and health recognition programs

June 29, 2017
Joseph (JD) Decker, Administrator for the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations announced today that the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) will take over the responsibility of overseeing Nevada’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) starting July 1, 2017. Currently administered under Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Enforcement section, this move will consolidate all OSHA employer recognition programs in Nevada under SCATS and help more Nevada employers gain access to the nationally-recognized VPP. 

Nevada Legislature and OSHA Reporting and Training Requirement Updates

June 15, 2017

OSHA "300 A" Electronic Reporting Update

OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to when they are available.

Refer to for further updates.

National Trench Safety Stand Down

June 15, 2017

The week of June 19-24 has been designated as National Trench Safety Stand Down Week by the National Utility Contractors Association with support from OSHA. 

SCATS Recognizes Haws Corporation for Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety

June 8, 2017
SCATS recently recognized Haws Corporation, located in Sparks, Nevada, for earning pre-SHARP status. Earning this distinction shows Haws Corporation’s dedication to creating a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. Haws Corporation is actively working with SCATS towards successfully entering the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the next milestone in the SHARP process. 

SCATS Presents SHARP Awards to Fremont Hotel & Casino and Jokers Wild Casino

May 25, 2017


SCATS recently recognized Fremont Hotel & Casino and Jokers Wild Casino for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). These casino properties, both owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation of Las Vegas, have been in the SHARP program since 2007 and continue to work diligently with SCATS on their commitment to workplace safety.

Safety and Health Practitioner Program 10th Anniversary

May 12, 2017

As hard as it is to believe the 10th anniversary of the Practitioner program is upon us.  Part of our plan to commemorate this milestone includes getting the success stories about you, our graduates. 

The Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program was designed to elevate the standard of safety in Nevada by providing consistent, regulatory awareness training in occupational safety and health, providing a foundation in OSHA standards and the State of Nevada safety requirements.

Join us for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week! June 12 – 18, 2017

May 12, 2017

What Is Safe + Sound Week?
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

OSHA Outreach Training Program Changes

May 12, 2017

For OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainers: OSHA periodically updates the requirements that authorized Outreach trainers must follow in conducting and reporting OSHA Outreach Training Program classes.

Key changes in the revised January, 2017, OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements are noted below. Effective Date of April 1, 2017

General Program Updates