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  • January 19, 2021 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The administrative penalties for workplace safety violations levied by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against employers who are not in compliance have increased effective January 15. As a result of Senate Bill 40 - passed during Nevada’s 2019 Legislative session - the Division of Industrial Relations automatically adopts penalties in alignment with those imposed by the Department of Labor OSHA enforcement program. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 requires the Department of Labor to annually evaluate its civil monetary penalties to adjust for inflation no later than January 15 of each year.

    As a result, Nevada OSHA’s administrative penalties will increase by 1.18%, effective immediately for any penalty assessed on or after January 15, 2020, regardless of when the inspection was opened. Nevada OSHA’s penalties for violations of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act are as follows:

    • For willful violations, where Nevada OSHA demonstrates that an employer knowingly failed to comply with an OSHA standard, or demonstrated a plain indifference for employee safety, the minimum penalty remains at $9,639 and the maximum penalty increases from $134,937 to $136,532.
    • For repeated violations, maximum penalties will increase from $134,937 to $136,532.
    • Penalties for serious violations, where workplace hazards that could cause an injury or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm, the maximum penalty increases from $13,494 to $13,653.
    • For each other-than-serious violation, the maximum penalty increases from $13,494 to $13,653.
    • In instances where employers were previously cited and failed to correct violations, the maximum penalty increases from $13,494 to $13,653.
    • For each posting requirement violation, the maximum penalty increases from $13,494 to $13,653. 

  • January 15, 2021 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Roseman University of Health Sciences, a non-profit, private institution of higher learning is seeking a friendly, outgoing, energetic, self-starter and dependable professional to join our team as an Director of Facilities Administration. 

    Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999 with a College of Pharmacy, we have experienced phenomenal growth and expanded our curriculum to include College of Nursing (2006), College of Dental Medicine (2007), and College of Medicine (in development).  

    Roseman University of Health Sciences aspires to be the first choice among “best-in-class” institutions of higher learning, universally recognized as an innovative, transforming force in healthcare education, and as a vibrant, stimulating place to work and learn.  

    We espouse the following core values which are inherent in our unique Mission and Vision. 

    • Risk-taking – We value risk-taking that leads to the sustainable growth of the institution.  
    • Empowerment – We value the empowerment of individuals through the provision of a collaborative, supportive environment in which to learn and to work.  
    • Innovation – We value innovations in education, organizational structures and physical surroundings that create a vibrant, stimulating environment in which to work, to learn and to grow.  
    • Passion & Commitment – We value passion and true commitments as the requisite components of transformational leadership in education and the health professions.  
    • Individual & Collective Achievement of Excellence - We value a culture that fosters and celebrates excellence and achievement for one and all.  Now, as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we look back on two decades of developing innovative programs that train a diverse student body to be exceptional leaders in their chosen field.  

    As Roseman University continues to grow and evolve, we look forward to the next 20 years using our unique vision and values to lead us forward into the future. This presents a great opportunity for you!  

    Director of Facilities Administration.

    Under the direction of the VP for Operations, the Director of Facilities Administration manages the administrative operations of the Facilities Management Unit and supervises the Facilities administrative staff.   Responsible for effectively and efficiently managing Facilities contracts, work order systems, training platform and Facilities accounting processes.  Manages the insurance certificate process for the University to ensure that faculty, vendors, and other organizations have adequate insurance.   Effectively manages and implements Facilities processes and procedures. 

    We look forward to you joining our team!

    Click here for more information on the position!

  • January 08, 2021 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good News 2020 is over!  However, the impacts may linger if your business is looking for ways to and money the Southern Nevada Water Authority has programs that can help.  Please take a moment to view the short video that describes the SNWA Conservation Programs.  https://youtu.be/QMcKFQoonh0

    Dennis Gegen is featured, he can provide information and guidance to make participation in these programs seamless.  Dennis.Gegen@snwa.com  

  • January 07, 2021 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Southwest Clark County Public Facilities Needs Assessment (PFNA) Increase

    On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners approved a change to the Southwest Las Vegas Valley Public Facilities Needs Assessment (PFNA) fees.  The change reallocated and increased the current fee structure and was approved to be implemented into 2 phases.  Phase I is to become effective February 1, 2021 and the second phase is to become effective July 1, 2021.  

    Click here to see full notice and fee structure

  • December 22, 2020 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • November 25, 2020 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In lieu of the normal holiday party cheer and festivities, we still want to do something fun and supportive for our facilities managers in Nevada. There are so many facilities managers and their staffs who have felt the hardship or been displaced during the pandemic. We are putting together care packages that will include gift cards for groceries and other items to bring holiday cheer to them after such a tough year.

    If you are a facility manager that has been displaced, or if you know of one in need, please reach out to us and let us know the situation so that we can reach out to the person appropriately. Call 702-798-5156 or email valerie@amnevada.com for additional information. Also, if you have items to donate, please let us know.

  • November 25, 2020 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the attached updated guidance from Nevada OSHA based on Declaration of Emergency Directive 035.

    If you need assistance or have questions about how to implement these provisions, the Division of Industrial Relations Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) offers free consultations to businesses to help them understand and implement the requirements in order to comply with the health and safety guidance and directives for all businesses, and specific requirements for each industry. SCATS can be reached by calling 1-877-4SAFENV.

    DIRECTIVE 035.pdf

    OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Update 11-25-2020 (1).pdf

  • November 23, 2020 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CARSON CITY, NV — Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced increased restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID19 in the State. The measures – informed by public health experts, business and economic leaders – go into effect on Tuesday.

    The mitigation measures will last for the next three weeks, and the Governor and his administration will continue to monitor the COVID-19 trends in the State during that time frame. The emergency directive formalizing these changes will be issued Monday.

    “As your Governor, I am confident that I did all I could to avoid further restrictions and keep us on the path forward, but now I must act,” Governor Sisolak said. “In this defining moment, I implore Nevadans to tap into their independent spirit and consider their own personal responsibility.”

    “We decide our distance from others. We decide how long we spend in a high-risk setting. We decide whether to take the simple step of putting on a mask,” he continued. “Nevadans know that if it doesn’t feel safe, then it isn’t safe. And, if it isn’t safe, we shouldn’t be doing it right now. Ultimately, our individual actions decide whether we are going to prioritize getting our children into the classroom, allowing our businesses to operate under safe measures, and protecting our hospital system and healthcare workers.”

    Under the new measures, restaurants, bars, gaming operations, gyms, fitness facilities and other businesses and activities will be limited to 25 percent of applicable fire code capacity, down from 50 percent. Retail stores – including grocery stores – will remain at 50 percent of capacity, with strict social distancing and additional monitoring requirements.

    Additionally, public gatherings will be limited to no more than 50 people or 25 percent capacity, whichever is less. No large events will be approved during this time frame.   

    Private gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households, and the State’s face covering requirement will be extended to private gatherings.

    Nevadans must wear face coverings at all times, whether indoors or outdoors, when around individuals from outside their households.

    The new measures take effect on Tuesday, November 24th , and will last for the next three weeks. During that time frame, the Governor will continue to meet with advisors to evaluate the situation and look for signs of concerns or improvement. A copy of Governor’s prepared remarks, as well as guidance, is attached to this email. 

    COVID-19 Infographic

    NV SW Pause Information

  • November 20, 2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services

    This bulletin describes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for discontinuation of self-isolation for those that have been able to care for themselves at home. It is intended for employers and businesses; health care providers; and public health officials managing persons with COVID-19 (cases that received a positive PCR test for COVID-19) and under isolation who are not in health care settings. This includes, but is not limited to, at home, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group isolation facility.

    The most recent CDC recommendations, published on July 17, 2020, no longer supports the test based strategy for self-isolated cases. According to CDC, in most cases the test-based strategy is no longer the method of choice for the discontinuation of home isolation, so it should not be used as a requirement for recovered individuals to return to the workplace, unless it has been found by a health care provider to be clinically necessary.

    A test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except in certain circumstances. A test-based strategy may result in prolonged isolation of patients who may continue to shed detectable viral RNA fragments that are no longer infectious.

    Symptom-based strategy for patients with mild to moderate* illness who are not severely immunocompromised or persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were able to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

     - At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
     - At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
     - Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

    For patients who are not severely immunocompromised and who were asymptomatic throughout their infection, self-isolation and transmission-based precautions may be discontinued when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive viral diagnostic test.

    *Mild Illness: Individuals who have any of the various signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, muscle pain) without shortness of breath, dyspnea, or abnormal chest imaging.

    Moderate Illness: Individuals who have evidence of lower respiratory disease by clinical assessment or imaging, and a saturation of oxygen (SpO2) ≥94% on room air at sea level.

    Severe Illness: Individuals who have respiratory frequency >30 breaths per minute, SpO2 <94% on room air at sea level (or, for patients with chronic hypoxemia, a decrease from baseline of >3%), ratio of arterial partial pressure of oxygen to fraction of inspired oxygen (PaO2/FiO2) <300 mmHg, or lung infiltrates >50%.

    Critical Illness: Individuals who have respiratory failure, septic shock, and/or multiple organ dysfunction.

    In pediatric patients, radiographic abnormalities are common and, for the most part, should not be used as the sole criteria to define COVID-19 illness category. Normal values for respiratory rate also vary with age in children, thus hypoxia should be the primary criterion to define severe illness, especially in younger children.

    Please Review the CDC Website for Additional Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html

    For More Information: Please contact DPBH M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at (775)-684-5911. The after-hours line can be contacted at (775) 400-0333. 

    View PDF of Bulletin

  • November 20, 2020 10:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Nominating Committee for NPFMA has prepared the slate of candidates to be elected for the Board based on nominations and interest of eligible members.  We are moving to an electronic format and encourage your participation.  Please call us at 702-798-5156 with any questions you may have.  

    We need your input.  Deadline is November 26th. 

    You may take the submit your online ballot using the button below or click here to download the survey form. 

    Click here to vote online

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