Dig This Las Vegas, a Heavy Equipment Attraction Open to All Ages, Works to Earn Top Safety Designation

Company: Dig This Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

NAICS Code: 611519 - Other Technical and Trade Schools

Number of Employees: 12

Dig This Las Vegas
Dig This Las Vegas

Dig This Las Vegas is an attraction offering visitors the chance to drive real earth-moving machines such as bulldozers, excavators, and backhoes. A variety of experiences are available to all ages, with no heavy-equipment license required. Dig This partnered with Nevada's Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) in May of 2019 to enhance programs and training to ensure the safety of its 12 employees who work at the five-acre site in south Las Vegas. During the Consultation visits, SCATS consultants determined that the job hazard analysis for Dig This' safety programs needed improvement to better identify potential hazards to its employees and customers.

"Since opening in 2007, we have maintained a zero-accident history for both employees and customers," Ed Mumm, owner of Dig This, said. "We worked with SCATS to take a deep dive and evaluate our safety practices to make sure we are doing everything possible to maintain zero accidents."

Dig This is the first attraction of its kind in Nevada to enter the Pre-Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (Pre-SHARP) in May 2023. Pre-SHARP is an achievement recognition program awarded to small businesses that are working towards meeting SHARP participation requirements and show a reasonable promise of achieving agreed-upon milestones to improve their safety and health management system to meet SHARP requirements within their Pre-SHARP participation period. Small businesses that achieve Pre-SHARP status may be granted a deferral from OSHA or the State Plan's programmed inspection schedule.

Pre-SHARP participants often go on to meet SHARP requirements, securing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees and customers. SHARP acknowledges small and medium-sized businesses that have used OSHA On-Site Consultation services and operate exemplary workplace safety and health programs. Small businesses that achieve SHARP status receive a deferral from OSHA or State Plan programmed inspections for the period that the SHARP designation is valid. Acceptance of a worksite into SHARP is an achievement that identifies the employer as a model for occupational safety and health among its business peers.

As an attraction open to people of all skill levels who want to experience operating heavy equipment and machinery, safety is vital to the success of Dig This' operations and customer satisfaction. Commitment to improve workplace safety through Pre-SHARP is just one way the business is continuing its responsibility to ensure employees and customers alike return home safely at the end of each day.

Companies interested in SHARP can contact their local OSHA On-Site Consultation program to discuss details and schedule an onsite safety and health evaluation. OSHA On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards and how to fix them, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, train and educate workers, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs. On-Site Consultation services are separate from OSHA enforcement efforts. To locate the OSHA On-Site Consultation program nearest you, call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or visit www.osha.gov/consultation.