Pathway to Certification Provided by SCATS

Las Vegas, NV - April 24, 2014

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations through their Safety and Health Practitioner Program provides a pathway to certifications granted by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM).  TheCertified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) certification recently received the highly sought after accreditation by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Boards (CESB).  Other certifications offered by ISHM include the designations, Associate Safety Health Manager (ASHM) and Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM).


SCATS’ Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program was established to recognize participants who have attended at least 27 SCATS training programs within a three-year period. The classes offered are either OSHA standard based or provide skills to ensure attendees are more effective in their safety and health responsibilities. 


Participants of the Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program gain knowledge and skills that are relevant to work environments through a curriculum that consists entirely of classes that are offered to the public by SCATS. SCATS classes and services are provided at no cost to our clients and there are no application or registration fees for this program.


“The purpose of the Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program is to elevate the standard of safety in Nevada by providing consistent, in-depth training in occupational safety and health,” said Todd Schultz, chief administrative officer of SCATS. “The program will also provide safety professionals the venue to develop and further their skills and expertise in the safety arena.”


The Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program’s curriculum has been developed for a broad range of occupational settings, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, construction, service industries, and government agencies. The program also takes into account employers with limited resources, and employees with limited time frames.


Classes in the Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program focus on methods and techniques involving: hands-on applications, safety and health program development, class projects, scenario based problem solving, foundations for instructional presentations, concepts of creative thinking, investigation and analysis of workplace accidents, and safety and health management tools.


For more information on SCATS’ Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program, call (702) 486-9140, or visit


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer