LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recently recognized the Las Vegas-based general contractor and subcontracting company, Austin General Contracting (AGC), for receiving the Safe Partner Award. The Safe Partner Award is awarded to organizations that use the full-service consultation and training services provided by SCATS. The Safe Partner Award is designed to increase safety awareness and strengthen the safety culture within the workplace. This elite award is only given to four businesses per year out of the 50,000 employers in Nevada.
“Together we build greatness,” said Mike Austin, president of Austin General Contracting. “As AGC has grown, we saw a need to refine our safety program. We enlisted the help and expertise of SCATS to protect our employees.”
Through working with SCATS, AGC was able to incorporate industrial hygienists, an integral addition to the company that helped AGC reach zero safety incidents and advance safety culture within the company.
AGC joins a committed group of businesses that have placed employee safety at the top of their priority list. A commitment by management to work with SCATS leads to exemplary safety and health programs that can reduce or eliminate injuries and illness. Safe Partner Award recognition is granted for utilizing a range of the different SCATS services over time. SCATS consultants provide employers with confidential hazard identification, program development, program implementation assistance and training, all at no cost.
“We commend Austin General Contracting for their dedication to workplace health and safety,” said SCATS Chief Administrative Officer, Todd Schultz. “While working with SCATS, AGC has gladly made company-wide changes to ensure that dedication to safety is part of its workplace culture. Because of that, AGC is very deserving of the Safe Partner Award.”
Businesses interested in learning more about the Safe Partner award and the full range of safety and health recognition programs provided by SCATS are encouraged to visit the SCATS website here or call directly at 1-877-4SAFENV.
About Austin General Contracting
Austin General Contracting is a General Contractor/Subcontracting company, formed in February 2005 by Michael Austin. Our team of dedicated employees has extensive experience in the construction business. We are a full service commercial builder self-performing many aspects of the project resulting in a predictable schedule and tightly managed project, and minimizing additional markups.
The services we provide our clients range from tenant improvements, demolition to building/remodeling of hotels and casinos and projects from the ground up. We pride ourselves in providing the highest level of customer service, always striving to exceed our clients’ expectations. We enjoy an excellent reputation in commercial building through thoughtful planning, excellent communication skills, effective controls, and timely service.
We maintain a workforce between 150-500 employees that make up our team and are affiliated with Nevada Contractors Association. In addition, we value and support diversity in every aspect of construction.
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 incompliance 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 free Workplace Safety and Health Training classes in Northern and Southern Nevada. Bilingual services are also available. For more information visit: http://www.4safenv.state.nv.us/
At the time of initial publication of this press release, the Nevada on-site consultation program is funded by a cooperative agreement for $625,200 in federal funds, or 27.7% of the program budget. No program funding is received from non-governmental sources.