The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada's Division of Industrial Relations awarded the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada with the Safe Partner Award.
This award is designed to increase safety awareness and strengthen the safety culture within the workplace. Each year, only a maximum of four businesses receive this designation out of 80,000 employers in Nevada.
Nugget Casino Resort VP of Human Resource and Risk Management Kathy Picollo commented: "The Nugget has continued to grow its employee safety program since partnering with SCATS – we are committed to providing our staff of over 860 employees with a safe and healthy work environment.
"We bring SCATS consultants to our location regularly to help us identify areas for improvement, which has helped us strengthen our safety culture."
In its efforts to increase safety in the workplace, the Nugget Casino Resort has implemented employee-led safety committees. The risk and safety team leaders also conduct bi-weekly safety walk-throughs around the location.
SCATS Chief Administrative Officer Todd Schultz added: "It's rewarding to see companies like the Nugget ensure their employees return home safe and healthy every day.
"The Safe Partner Award recognizes the company's excellence and positions them as leaders in the hospitality and gaming industry."
SCATS provides employers with confidential hazard identification, implementation assistance, program development and training. As part of Nevada's Division of Industrial Relations, SCATS also provides free confidential consultation and safety services to assist Nevada businesses in maintaining compliance with OSHA standards.
The Nugget Casino Resort features nearly 1,400 guestrooms, 110,000 square feet of meeting space, several dining outlets and a year-round atrium pool.