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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.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO
LAS VEGAS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT SERVICE RULES
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (District) is proposing updates to its Service Rules that would add charges and fees that are assessed to those who engage in water theft.
Please click here to see the full notice sent from the desk of Jordan Bunker
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).
The public hearing on these proposed regulations will be conducted by Webex on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. There is no physical location for this virtual meeting. Members of the public may attend and participate in the this meeting in the following ways:
Meeting number (access code): 177 435 7606 Meeting password: JMsuWDah447
Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only):
+1-415-655-0001, 1774357606## US toll
Join by phone:
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Join from a video system or application:
Dial email@example.com You can also dial 188.8.131.52 and enter your meeting number
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Pursuant to NRS 233B.608 and 233B.609, the Division is providing the following statements pertaining to the public hearing on proposed changes to Chapter 618 of NAC.
The need and purpose of the proposed revisions to regulations: The Division of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") may adopt regulations to implement NRS 617.7301 through 618.7318 (enacted in Assembly Bill 348, chapter 571, Statutes of Nevada 2019, at page 3670) on workplace violence at medical facilities.
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From the Desk of:
Department of Business and Industry
Division of Industrial Relations
Please see the attached updated OSHA Guidance on COVID-19, which incorporates Directive 047, which goes into effect today. Please also see the FAQs below, which will be posted on our website today. Please feel free to share this with your contacts.
If you would like free assistance to review your workplace safety program from the Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), please contact us at: Contact SCATS - Nevada | SCATS (state.nv.us)
1. Which types of employers does the OSHA guidance apply to? Does it apply to both public and private entities? Nevada OSHA’s COVID-19 mitigation guidance and requirements apply to all public sector employers at the state and local levels, and all private sector employers in the state, with the exception of private employers on tribal lands.
2. Now that counties have authority over COVID-19 mitigation efforts, do businesses still need to follow OSHA's guidance? Are businesses in some counties exempt? Declaration of Emergency Directive #044, section 6 requires all employers to abide by all guidance promulgated by Nevada OSHA. Directive #044 section 7 requires Nevada OSHA to enforce both requirements of county plans, and of remaining statewide directives, guidance, protocols and regulations.
3. For gaming properties, do businesses only need to follow Gaming Control Board guidance? No. All gaming employers not located on tribal lands are required to comply with all provisions of state and county directives, plans, guidance, protocols, and regulations applicable to their business operations, including but not limited to requirements established by the Gaming Control Board. Nevada OSHA has jurisdiction over workplace safety issues at gaming properties.
4. Can a business have different rules for face coverings for employees who are vaccinated vs. unvaccinated? Pursuant to Emergency Directive #047 published on July 27, 2021, the state of Nevada has adopted CDC recommendations as the statewide standard for the use of face coverings as a mitigation method to reduce community transmission of COVID-19. As a result of this decision, in counties recognized as having substantial or high rates of transmission, face coverings are required to be worn indoors by all persons regardless of their vaccination status, unless a person is exempted under the scope of the directive. Employers in affected counties may not deviate from this requirement, which is enforceable by state and local public health and business regulatory agencies.
5. Do employees need to wear face coverings if they are working outside with members of the public? Employers must conduct a job hazard analysis to determine if face coverings need to be worn outside by employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Refer to Nevada OSHA guidance published July 30, 2021.
6. Do employees need to wear face coverings if they are working outside alone? Generally, no. However, all employers shall require unvaccinated employees to wear a face covering in any space visited by the general public, even if no one else is present. Refer to Nevada OSHA guidance published July 30, 2021.
7. Do employees need to wear face coverings inside in common indoor areas such as conference rooms, break rooms, hallways, restrooms, etc.? Yes. In counties with substantial or high rates of transmission, all employers shall require employees and members of the general public to wear face coverings indoors at all times unless alone in a private workspace, such as an office or cubicle that permits at least six feet of social distancing and incorporates non-permeable barriers. If the employee leaves the private workspace, or other people enter the private workspace, all people in that space must wear a face covering.
8. Is it OK to remove plexiglass barriers that were installed during the pandemic? Employers must evaluate their workplace to determine the appropriate methods to continue mitigation of the spread of COVID-19. Non-permeable barriers may continue to serve as a useful method to limit the spread of COVID-19.
9. Is the COVID-19 prevention plan mentioned in the OSHA guidance a new requirement? The COVID-19 prevention plan is an extension of Nevada’s longstanding requirements for employers to implement workplace safety programs to identify, analyze and control hazards in the workplace. The requirement for a COVID-19 specific plan builds on the same principles and was implemented to articulate the specific requirements for COVID-19 to be addressed as part of the employer’s broader safety program.
10. What type of cleaning is required? Do the EPA List N products need to always be used? As indicated in the OSHA guidance dated July 30, 2021, businesses need to evaluate if disinfection using EPA List N products is needed in the following conditions:
11. Are employers required to perform temperature checks of employees or customers? Prompt identification and isolation of potentially infections individuals is a critical step in protecting employees, customers, visitors, and others in a business establishment. While temperature checks are not specifically required, Nevada OSHA expects employers to monitor employee health conditions by conducting daily surveys of changes to employee health conditions. Temperature checks are a useful method of identifying potentially infectious people in the workplace and can serve as a method of screening for health issues.
12. Does the face covering requirement for counties with substantial or high levels of transmission apply to private offices that are not open to the public? Yes, the requirement applies to both public and private areas.
13. Are face coverings in counties with substantial or high levels of transmission required for indoor events that are not open to the public? Yes, the requirement applies to both public and private events.
14. Who is covered by the face covering exception for athletes in indoor areas? Athletes exempted from the indoor face covering requirements only include those defined under Directive 034 Sections 2 and 4: (1) sporting events and activities regulated by professional sports leagues or associations; and (2) sporting events regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The exemption only applies while playing or practicing.
15. Who is covered by the face covering exemptions for musicians and performers? Vocal performers are exempt from wearing a face covering during performances when a face covering cannot be worn due to the nature of the performance. Face shields should be considered as an alternative in these situations. Vocal performers include singers, comedians, magicians, open-mic and karaoke performers, etc. Musicians playing a musical instrument, such as a woodwind or brass instrument, may remove their face covering during an indoor practice or performance if the face covering cannot be used while playing the musical instrument.
16. Is a face covering required for Karaoke or open microphone events? Karaoke and open mic participants are considered vocal performers. These performers are exempt from wearing a face covering during performances when a face covering cannot be worn due to the nature of the performance. Face shields should be considered as an alternative in these situations.
17. Can exceptions be made to the indoor face covering requirement with additional mitigation measures for activities such as filming? If an entity would like to have an event without face coverings, it should be done outside.
18. Are retail businesses required to have an employee at the entrance ensuring that customers have face coverings? There is not a specific requirement to have staff at the entrance ensuring customers have face coverings. However, each business is responsible for developing a way to ensure compliance with the requirements in their facility.
Victoria CarreónAdministratorDepartment of Business and IndustryDivision of Industrial RelationsLas Vegas: (702) firstname.lastname@example.org
The public hearing on these proposed regulations will be conducted by Webex on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at10:00 a.m. Members of the public may attend this meeting at the location:
Nevada Business Center
Division of Industrial Relations Employee Training Room
3360 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 175
Las Vegas, NV 89102
This hearing will also be available via WebEx. Joining instructions and credentials can be found in the full notice linked to below.
BLACK PEARL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS A
2021 NEVADA NONPROFIT AWARENESS DAY COMMUNITY EVENT
Event Date: Tuesday August 17th 2021
Event Time: 4pm - 7pm
Event Location: Emerald at Queensridge (891 S Rampart Blvd Las Vegas NV 89145)
Tuesday August 17th 2021 is NATIONAL NONPROFIT AWARENESS DAY. This is a day which has been set aside in order to recognize the tremendous work and contributions made by nonprofits all over the world. According to National Day Calendar, this was the day the Tariff Act of 1894 was signed into law. The Tariff Act “imposed the first federal income tax on corporations, which included exemptions for nonprofit corporations and charitable institutions.” Today, National Nonprofit Day is celebrated to commemorate the day the law was passed, and to “educate, enlighten and empower others to make a difference, while acknowledging those that are in the trenches, impacting lives every day.”
We want to invite the community to come out and help us recognize and raise awareness for the many local nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada that have a positive effect on the community in which we live. This event is designed to give nonprofits (large and small) an opportunity to come together in one place, at the same time, and connect with the public while at the same time celebrating their contributions to the community.
This is a FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE but you must pre-register. There will be FREE entertainment for the entire family. FREE giveaways and surprises throughout the day donated by our sponsors. The event will also have music, fun games & activities for the kids.
We want to connect nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada with local businesses, volunteers, and potential sponsors and donors. We are also inviting the community to come on out for a fun time and meet the local nonprofit organizations in our great city and learn more about what they do and the services they provide.
Contact Info:Shaun Maddox
Black Pearl Promotions
● Some of the entertainment at the event will be provided by local nonprofits such as Culture Shock of Las Vegas, which utilizes dance to cultivate education, entertainment, and empowerment to inspire positive change for people in the community, such as underprivileged youth in Southern Nevada
● Most people have certainly heard about or recognize the larger nonprofits however many times it’s the smaller nonprofits that go unnoticed by people in the community. We want this event to represent not just the larger nonprofits but also the smaller ones which may not get a lot of recognition but still play an important role in the community
● The pandemic and the current economic crisis has affected individuals all over the world and right here in Southern Nevada in a significant way. People are still struggling to make ends meet and the work of many nonprofits are needed now more than ever. Community engagement has always been important for helping nonprofit organizations establish and build strong relationships with members of the community and this event will help our local nonprofits do just that.
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July 22, 2021
To: Nevada Businesses
Re: Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Nevada Businesses and New OSHA COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard
This guidance supersedes previous Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NV OSHA) COVID-19 guidance released on June 24, 2021.
COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard
NV OSHA adopted the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare workplaces effective on July 1, 2021. Employers must comply with most provisions within 14 days of the effective date, and with the remaining provisions within 30 days. This document provides an overview of the ETS and links to resources to help businesses comply.
Updated NV OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for Other Businesses
This document also includes updated NV OSHA guidance for businesses not covered by the ETS. New requirements for face coverings were put in place by Clark County for the period of July 22, 2021 to August 17, 2021. In addition, Declaration of Emergency Directives #024, #028, #044, and #045 require Nevada businesses to comply with guidelines promulgated by NV OSHA to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19. NV OSHA is also responsible for enforcing all violations of its guidelines, protocols, and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Governor’s Directives and local directives affecting employees.
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. SCATS can be reached by calling 1-877-4SAFENV.
Please click here to read the full release from DIR Administrator Victoria Carreón
Division of Industrial Relations Administrator Victoria Carreón has appointed William Gardner as Chief Administrative Officer of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) effective July 19, 2021. He will be responsible for leading the state’s efforts to ensure safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Gardner has more than eight years of workplace safety experience. He joined Nevada OSHA in 2017 and has served as a supervisor for the past two years. Prior to joining Nevada OSHA, he served as a safety specialist and manager in private industry where he was responsible for achieving compliance with safety standards for thousands of employees at multiple facilities on a fixed budget.
“Mr. Gardner has extensive workplace safety experience and took a key leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic by managing intake and resolution of an unprecedented number of workplace safety complaints,” Administrator Carreón said. “I look forward to working with him to continue to improve workplace safety outcomes in Nevada.”
Gardner is a Certified Safety Management Specialist. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.
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