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Quick View of Ladder Safety Requirements under the new 29 CFR 1910.23

April 2, 2018

Falls from ladders account for 20 percent of all fatal and lost work-day injuries in general industry.

The new rule includes requirements to protect workers from falling off fixed and portable ladders as well as mobile ladder stands and platforms. (The ladder requirements do not apply to ladders used in emergency operations or ladders that are an integral part of or designed into a machine or piece of equipment).

Our Offices are Moving!

March 27, 2018
SCATS, along with the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry, will be moving into the new Nevada State Business Center located at 3360 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nev. 89102. The move to our new location will take place between May 11-15, 2018. Our offices will reopen on May 16, 2018 at 3360 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 100. 


March 1, 2018

This article covers the new Subpart D stairways (29 CFR 1910.25 a – c) standards and the exception. Subpart D 29 CFR 1910.25 d – f were covered in a previous Safety Spotlight article.

1910.25 (a) Application – This section covers all stairways (including standard, spiral (d), ship (e) and alternating tread-type stairs (f)). Except for stairs serving floating roof tanks, stairs on scaffolds, stairs designed into machines or equipment, and stairs on self-propelled motorized equipment.

1910.25 (b) General Requirements – The employer must ensure:

Hispanic Safety Month 2018

March 1, 2018

April has been designated for the fourteenth consecutive year by SCATS as Hispanic Safety month in Nevada.

Pacific Coast Safety Fest 2018

January 29, 2018

Pacific Coast Safety Fest, a safety and health training event offering classes related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, will take place March 5-9, 2018, in California, Nevada, Hawaii and A

Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 29, 2018

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline-powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation.

Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  • Severe carbon monoxide poisoning causes neurological damage, illness, coma and death.


Symptoms of CO exposure

New Walking-Working Surfaces (Subpart D) Standard Updates: When can Alternating Tread-Type, Spiral or Ship Stairs be used?

January 29, 2018

The new Subpart D standard defines when Alternating Tread-Type, Spiral or Ship Stairs can be used in the workplace in 29 CFR 1910.25 (b) (8): “Spiral, ship or alternating tread-type stairs are used only when the employer can demonstrate that it is not feasible to provide standard stairs”. If a spiral, ship or alternating tread-type stairs is allowed by this section, they must be installed, used and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions (29 CFR 2910.25 (b)(9).

Federal OSHA is now Accepting Electronic submissions of Form 300A data

January 29, 2018

Employers can now begin to electronically report their Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA. All covered establishments must submit the information by July 1, 2018. Employers can view their submitted CY 2016 Form 300A summary information, but they cannot edit or submit additional 2016 data on this website. Remember, not all establishments are covered by this requirement. To review which establishments need to provide their 2017 data, see OSHA's website.

Overview of Subpart D Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

December 29, 2017

The new walking-working surfaces rule became effective on Jan. 17, 2017 with only a few provisions of the rule with delayed effective dates. The full rule can be found at