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Ahead of OSHA’s March 2 deadline to submit safety records (300 Log), SCATS is offering a free, online course on Friday, Jan. 28 to help business owners understand the requirements around injury and illness record-keeping.
Note: All online classes require a computer with a web camera and may require a printer to participate. You may not log on with a cell phone.
This guidance supersedes previous Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) COVID‐19 guidance released on July 30, 2021.
OSHA COVID‐19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard
As a result of the Supreme Court decision on January 13, 2022, Nevada OSHA will not be taking any action regarding the OSHA COVID‐19 Vaccination and Emergency Temporary Standard until further notice. This guidance shall be updated as new developments are made available.
Omnibus COVID‐19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule
Please note that Nevada OSHA is not responsible for enforcement of the Omnibus COVID‐19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court lifted lower court injunctions blocking enforcement of this rule. The guidance at the following link is anticipated to be updated to remove references to non‐enforcement in certain states: https://www.cms.gov/medicareprovider-enrollment-and-certificationsurveycertificationgeninfopolicy-and-memos-states-and/guidance-interim-final-rule-medicare-and-medicaid-programs-omnibus-covid-19-health-care-staff-0
COVID‐19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard
Nevada OSHA adopted the COVID‐19 Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workplaces effective on July 1, 2021. As of December 23, 2021, this Emergency Temporary Standard is no longer in effect.
Other Nevada OSHA COVID‐19 Guidance for Businesses
Nevada OSHA is responsible for enforcing all violations of its guidelines, protocols, and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Governor’s Directives and local directives affecting employees. Declaration of Emergency Directives #047 and #048 require all persons in counties with substantial or high community transmission rates to wear a face covering while in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, Declaration of Emergency Directives #024, #028, #044, and #045 require Nevada businesses to comply with guidelines promulgated by Nevada OSHA to minimize the risk of spread of COVID‐19. This document provides more detail on current requirements.
Need Safety Consultation Assistance?
Complying with COVID‐19 safety standards can be complex. 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.
If you have questions about this guidance, please call the Safety Consultation and Training Section at 702‐486‐9140 (south) or 775‐688‐3730 (north) or request a consultation online.
Nevada OSHA COVID‐19 guidance is subject to revision. Please check our website frequently for updates.
For questions about this guidance related to enforcement, please call Nevada OSHA at 702‐486‐ 9020 (south) or 775‐688‐3700 (north).
See Full Overview of Requirements
The administrative penalties for workplace safety violations levied by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against employers who are not in compliance will increase effective January 15, 2022. 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 6.22%, effective immediately for any penalty assessed on or after January 15, 2022, 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 increases from $9,639 to $10,360 and the maximum penalty increases from $136,532 to $145,027.
- For repeated violations, maximum penalties will increase from $136,532 to $145,027.
- 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 $13,653 to $14,502.
- For each other-than-serious violation, the maximum penalty increases from $13,653 to $14,502.
- In instances where employers were previously cited and failed to correct violations, the maximum penalty increases from $13,653 to $14,502 per day unabated beyond the abatement date.
For more information, or to request a free consultation, please contact SCATS.
Clark County Building Department has Published the Following Announcement:
NOTICE TO INDUSTRY
SUBJECT: FENCE PERMIT FEES
Please be advised that the Clark County Building Department has recently discovered an error in how some fence permit fees were being calculated. Fees were being calculated on a lower project valuation number; resulting in a lower permit fee being charged.
Effective January 4, 2022 this calculation error has been corrected. As a result, please be advised the permit fees for fence permits issued on or after January 4, 2022 may be higher.
We apologize for any convenience this may cause.
Jerome A. Steuve, P.E.
Director & Building Official.
See original notice here
Nevada OSHA is currently enforcing all the Governor's Directives that relate to occupational exposure to COVID-19 through the complaint and referral process and by targeting industries identified as being most at risk for COVID-19 exposure through the COVID-19 National Emphasis Program.
For more information: Governor Directives and Declarations - Nevada Health Response (nv.gov)
COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) 1
As of 12/22/2021, this Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) has expired. This ETS may be extended by Federal OSHA. If this occurs, Nevada OSHA will also extend the ETS to ensure Nevada OSHA is at least as effective as Federal OSHA.
For more information: COVID-19 Healthcare ETS | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS 2
Enforcement dates posted on Federal OSHA’s website regarding this ETS do not apply to Nevada OSHA.
Nevada OSHA is required to respond to Federal OSHA with an intent to adopt by January 7, 2022.
Nevada OSHA is required to adopt the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS by January 24, 2022.
Nevada OSHA will exercise enforcement discretion for noncompliance with the ETS for a period of 30 days for any requirement of the ETS (60 days for testing requirements) following adoption to allow employers sufficient time to come into compliance so long as employers are making reasonable and good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard.
For more information: COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Division of Industrial Relations has cancelled all in-person training classes being offered by SCATS until further notice. The in-person classes scheduled for 2022 will be re-scheduled to online classes as much as possible. All 10- and 30-hour OSHA classes are cancelled.
Watch our website for the new online schedule.
On 12/21/2021, the Legislative Commission deferred consideration of the Division of Industrial Relations’ proposed heat regulation for further stakeholder input.
Please see the links below for the information that was submitted to the Legislative Commission.
We will be holding a stakeholder meeting to discuss the regulation and answer questions on January 7, 2022 at 10AM.
You may join the meeting via WebEx:
Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested.
Victoria CarreónAdministratorDepartment of Business and Industry Division of Industrial RelationsLas Vegas: (702) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada OSHA's primary tool to enforce safety and health regulations and ensure safe and healthful workplaces for Nevada workers is inspections. Programmed inspections which focus on increased injury rates and specific industries are key to achieving this goal. Nevada OSHA implements this through its Inspection Targeting Plan and Emphasis Programs. If you are in an Emphasis Industry or your NAICS code is on the list of the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) can help you prepare for a visit from OSHA Enforcement.
SCATS services are confidential and free. Our job is to help you prevent costly fines and keep your employees safe. So, what are you waiting for? Call or visit our website to request a free consultation visit in just a few minutes.
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Notice of Hearing for the Adoption of Regulations of the Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry
October 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Legislative Counsel Bureau ("LCB") File No. R053-20
You are hereby given notice that the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry, State of Nevada ("Division") will conduct a public hearing on proposed permanent regulations amending Chapter 618 of the Nevada Administrative Code ("NAC") on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held via Webex meeting only. Webex allows for video and teleconferencing.
Pursuant to Assembly Bill No. 253, 81st (2021) Session, effective May 31, 2021, a public body may conduct a meeting by means of a remote technology system or by means of electronic communication if members of the public are permitted to hear and observe the meeting, participate in the meeting by telephone and provide live public comment during the meeting using the remote technology system. The amendments to NRS 241.020 and NRS 241.023 regarding public meetings by means of a remote technology system are available at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/81st2021/Bills/AB/AB253_EN.pdf).
Please click here to see the full notice from the desk of Victoria Carreon, Administrator if the Division of Industrial Relations, State of Nevada
NPFMA has received a certified notice from the desk of Vicki White, Utility Administrative Services Manager with the City of Henderson concerning proposed changes to fourth rate block for potable water.
Click here to see the full notice received from the City of Henderson and how it may impact your business.
NPFMA-Nevada Professional Facility Managers AssociationP.O. Box 97993Las Vegas, NV 89193-7993