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What is VPP and Why Should I Apply?

October 31, 2017

Working with industry and labor, OSHA created the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 1982 to recognize and partner with worksites that implement exemplary systems to manage worker safety and health. The managers, employees, and any authorized representatives at these sites voluntarily implement comprehensive safety and health programs – referred to as safety and health management systems – that go beyond basic compliance with OSHA standards.

OSHA Releases Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

September 27, 2017

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently.

6th Annual Governor's Conference on Business

August 21, 2017

SCATS recently attended the 6th Annual Governor's Conference on Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks on August 17, 2017.  This comprehensive business resource and networking event is held each year and is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new venture or business owners that want to grow their business.

Brian Sandoval, the Governor of the State of Nevada was in attendance. is being updated for "AB 190" General Industry Requirements

August 21, 2017

Over the next few weeks, you will be seeing changes to the website.  Recent legislative action in the form of AB 190 created a training requirement for specific workers in the entertainment industry.  They will be required to complete the OSHA 10 Hour (non-supervisory) or 30 Hour (supervisory) General Industry course.  As a result, will now list 10 & 30 Hour General Industry trainers as well as Construction trainers.  The final site roll out will be well in advance of the January 1, 2018 implantation of the bill.  For more information on who is required to be train

SCATS partners with Las Vegas – Clark County Library District to offer Safety and Health Training Courses in rural areas

August 17, 2017
SCATS is excited to announce a partnership with the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District to offer Occupational Safety and Health Training classes at the Laughlin Public Library and Mesquite Public Library. SCATS will offer the OSHA 10 Hour Construction class, a multi-day course, at both locations free of charge. In Nevada, the OSHA 10 Hour course is a requirement to work in construction. Participants may sign up for classes at or call 702-486-9140. 

Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation receives its fifth SHARP Award from SCATS

August 15, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) recognized Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation located in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 10 with their fifth Safety and Health Achievement Program Award (SHARP). Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation has been working with SCATS since 2009 to ensure exemplary workplace safety and health conditions for its employees.

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.

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