LAS VEGAS – The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognized Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation located in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 10 with the Company’s 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.
“Providing a healthy and safe workplace for our employees and our patients is a goal we strive for each and every day,” said Bina Portello, Administrator, Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation. “Working with SCATS for the past eight years has truly helped our team to develop and implement excellent health and safety plans.”
Across Nevada, an elite group of businesses have successfully entered the SHARP program by showing a commitment to maintaining exemplary safety and health programs. Companies are recognized with the SHARP certification after undergoing a comprehensive facility audit, correction of all identified hazards, review of workplace safety programs, and a history of maintaining injury rates below the industry average. Participation in this no-cost program is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve safety and health programs at their worksite(s). By taking these proactive measures, a business can reduce accident costs and ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
“We are very pleased to present Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation with their fifth consecutive SHARP award. This is a huge honor and the entire organization should be very proud of the work they have put in over the years to create a workplace that is not only safe for its employees, but also for the patients they treat every day,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer, SCATS.
SCATS consultants provide employers with confidential hazard identification, program development, program implementation assistance and training. Employers that implement effective safety and health programs and have a “days away restricted transfer” (DART) rate below the national average for their industry group, may be recognized by SCATS. Successful SHARP participants receive up to a three-year exemption from OSHA’s general schedule inspections.
Businesses interested in the SHARP program can contact SCATS at 702-486-9140. For more information on SCATS, or for a schedule of training courses offered by SCATS free of charge, businesses can call 1-877-4SAFENV or visit www.4safenv.state.nv.us.
About Royal Springs
Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation was built in 2002 located at 8501 Del Webb Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. This large facility is not located within a hospital, has 225 beds and for-profit, corporate ownership. Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation is not part of a continuing care retirement community. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid. To contact Royal Springs Healthcare and Rehabilitation please call (702) 804-3000.
About Nevada’s Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), part of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations, provides free and confidential consultation and safety services to assist businesses in Nevada to be in compliance with OSHA standards. SCATS’ top priority is to help Nevada businesses keep their employees safe and offers on-site consultation services designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their workplaces, improve their safety and health programs, and assist in training employees. SCATS also offers Workplace Safety and Health Training classes in Northern and Southern Nevada. For more information visit: www.4safenv.state.nv.us