The NSA Safety Committee’s first Safety Stand Down Week was held September 21-25. Safety Stand Down Week included free OSHA 10 training, First Aid classes, a Workers Comp Fraud Prevention presentation, PPE demonstrations and a jobsite BBQ! Free instruction, certificates and PPE were provided for those attending training and events. The NSA, its Safety Committee, its member companies and their employees are committed to improving workplace health and safety. That commitment was on display.
The week started off with World Wide Safety providing two days of instruction and a venue for a FREE OSHA 10 class for NSA members and their employees. This training is required by Nevada Revised Statutes for all construction workers. The class was extremely informative and even those who’ve completed required OSHA training before were able to learn something new!
That was followed by the NSA Safety Committee presenting a First Aid Class, led by instructor Mike Gonzalez of Sierra Air, at the World Wide Safety office. Several Safety Directors and other employees of NSA members participated and earned certificates. Workplace first aid is a vital part of maintaining a safe worksite.
Acuity and Harris Insurance teamed up for a presentation discussing how businesses and individuals can spot and help prevent workers compensation fraud. Insurance fraud costs all of us in terms of higher premiums, higher prices and in other areas as well.
Safety Stand Down week culminated in a Personal Protective Equipment demonstration and BBQ at KBHome’s Pearl Creek jobsite. Glove Connection presented a tutorial on the proper use of several varieties of PPE and handed out safety glasses and other PPE. Virginia and the crew at World Wide Safety provided assistance with the demo and at the BBQ.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the NSA’s First Safety Stand Down Week a success – to the members of the Safety Committee and to all those who donated time, knowledge, expertise, products, facilities and everything else that was essential to putting it all together!
great time and very informative!