Nevada Workplace Safety Agency Encourages Employer Participation in Safety Stand Down


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
702-486-0407
Las Vegas, NV - June 02, 2014

The Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), the State’s OSHA safety and training counterpart, is encouraging construction industry employer participation in a National Fall Prevention Safety Stand Down.  Fall hazards account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry with 269 construction worker fatalities reported in 2012.

Led by the U.S. Department of Labor, the national awareness campaign scheduled from June 2-6 aims to provide employers and workers with life-saving information about working safely from ladders, scaffolds, roofs and other elevated surfaces. Employers and workers are asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction.

Employers interested in participating can visit www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown for information about how to conduct a successful event, download informational materials and download a certificate of participation.

 

Las Vegas Events

Nevada SCATS representatives will join PENTA Building Group leadership at their quarterly Safety Stand Down on two separate jobsites in Las Vegas on June 2.

·         Bally’s Grand Bazaar construction project, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S- 5:30 AM

·         SLS Las Vegas construction project, 2535  Las Vegas Blvd. S- 12:30 PM (open to media)

SCATS staff will address the assembled workers to provide more than 550 employees with an overview of fall prevention information and awareness during the two events.

About SCATS

The Safety Consultation and Training Section within the Division of Industrial Relations, an agency of the Department of Business and Industry helps Nevada employers and employees create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace.  SCATS accomplishes this by providing free, high-quality safety and health consultation services that focus on the prevention of injury and illness.

 

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