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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

OSHA 10/30 Hour Card Replacement

May 12, 2017

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “I lost my 10/30 hour OSHA card, how do I get a replacement?”  The answer according to the frequently asked questions section is:

 To obtain a replacement 10-hour or 30-hour card, contact your Outreach trainer. A replacement card can only be issued if the class was taken within the last five years and only one replacement card may be issued per student per class. OSHA does not keep records of these classes and cannot provide a replacement card.

Beat Heat Stress this Summer

May 12, 2017

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the Division of Industrial Relations is urging Nevada employers to establish and implement a heat illness prevention program as the temperatures in Nevada begin to rise.

Every year, thousands of workers suffer from serious heat-related illnesses. If not quickly treated, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, killing an average of 30 workers annually since 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards

April 13, 2017

General Industry - Subpart D: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems.

The 4th Annual National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is May 8th - 12th

April 13, 2017

Fatalities caused by falls from elevations continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees.  In 2015, 350 of 937 construction fatalities were recorded from falls (BLS data). All of these deaths were preventable. OSHA's National Fall Protection Stand-Down raises awareness about fall hazards across the country in an effort to stop fall injuries and deaths.

For more information about OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Protection visit them here.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Final Rule on Silica

April 13, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.

SCATS to Dedicate April as Nevada Hispanic Safety Month

March 27, 2017

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has designated April as Hispanic Safety Month. As Nevada’s Hispanic workforce continues to steadily increase, safety on the job remains an important issue for the state’s employers. To help promote the significance of workplace safety, especially among Hispanic employees, SCATS will dedicate the month of April to highlight and support the well-being of Nevada’s Hispanic workforce.

SCATS to host OSHA’s Pacific Coast Safety Fest March 6-10 in Henderson

February 27, 2017

SCATS will host the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Pacific Coast Safety Fest for Region IX on March 6-10 at their offices in Henderson. The Pacific Coast Safety Fest is a free, informative seminar designed to enhance workplace safety. Attendees receive credit for authorized OSHA Education Center classes and a certificate of attendance for all classes. The SCATS team will lead sections of the seminars including Heat Illness Prevention and will present on the free and confidential consultation and safety services SCATS offers to assist businesses in Nevada to be in compliance with OSHA standards. In addition, 10Hr Construction and 10Hr General Industry classes will take place at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas.