NNHRA's August Webinar: "Stay Safe, Stay Compliant"

    August 12, 2020
    8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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    Virtual Event


    "Stay Safe, Stay Compliant"

    With COVID-19 OSHA regulations and precautions a moving target for employers, constantly evolving and changing, it can be confusing to decipher what you need to be doing to keep your employees safe and keep your company in compliance. NNHRA is pleased to bring you a Virtual Breakfast Meeting with Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS). We will be joined by Mark Freitas, Instructor for SCATS, and Andy Giddings, Consultation Supervisor and Industrial Hygienist, as they will walk us through OSHA's guidelines for businesses as we reopen and move through each phase as set forth by Governor Sisolak as well as common pitfalls they have seen through their enforcement of OSHA Regulations regarding COVID-19.

    In this presentation we will be learning:

    • What each phase of reopening means to each industry and employer
    • How is a "public space" defined?
    • What precautions are required by OSHA for employers in Nevada as we deal with COVID-19?
    • The most common citations being issued by OSHA to employers and how to avoid them
    • Real-life scenarios from local employers and how they dealt with the hurdles of meeting our new OSHA requirements.
    • Overview of the services SCATS offers to Nevada companies free of charge to help them navigate through these regulations

    We will conclude with a question and answer session where you can ask questions specific to your company's operations and how to stay in compliance. Bring your questions!


    **HRCI credit approval PENDING. Please check back often for the HRCI Seal of Approval or for any further notifications**



    Speaker Introduction

    Andy Giddings, CSP-Consultation Supervisor
    Reno Territory

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    Mr. Giddings started his career in 1984 in the United States Army as a biomedical technician and completed his Associate of Science degree in biomedical equipment during his enlistment. He was honorably discharged and started work for the American Sterilizer Company in the San Francisco Bay area as a biomedical equipment technician. He then returned to the university setting as an engineer technician and a student and completed his Bachelor of Science in Technology and his Master of Science in Industrial Management at South Dakota State University. During his time at the university, he was awarded a South Dakota Space Grant Consortium/NASA grant for his graduate work and leadership on the high altitude balloon project. After graduation, Andy then moved back to the Reno area and worked as an industrial engineer at the JC Penney Distribution Center. Corporate restructuring plans caused Andy to change career paths and take an industrial hygienist position with Nevada OSHA Enforcement Section in Reno in 2001.

    In October of 2009, Andy was selected to become the consultation supervisor of the Northern Nevada SCATS office in Reno. His duties include supervising Safety Consultants, an Industrial Hygienist, and support staff in the Reno and Elko offices.

    Andy’s government and private industry experience in industrial management, employee training, customer service and technical support services plus his experience complying with government regulations have assisted him in helping clients understand how government policies and procedures apply to their business operations.

    He is currently serving as President of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of ASSE and is a member of Washoe County CERT.

    Mark Freitas - Safety Trainer,
    Reno Territory

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    Mark Freitas joined the SCATS team in November of 2017. Originally from Yerington, NV he was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps upon graduating from The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Upon retirement from the service, he accepted a position in operations and safety for an Anheuser-Bush distributorship in Sarasota, FL. Returning to Nevada, he initially worked for R&R Ironworks, LLC as a safety monitor before accepting a position with the State of Nevada as a Disabled Veterans Employment Representative.  He now enjoys the opportunity to expand his knowledge of safety regulations and standards to benefit the private and public employers and employees of Nevada.


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