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State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry Division of Industrial Relations - OSHA Releases COVID-19 Guidance Update

July 23, 2021 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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


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