Nevada OSHA shares high winds guidance for Nevada businesses

April 25, 2023 9:58 AM | Deleted user

High winds are known to regularly occur in broad regions of Nevada. The presence of high winds can potentially place outdoor workers at risk of serious physical injury or death. Examples of such hazards include, but are not limited to:

  • Unsecured building materials striking workers.
  • Workers blown from an upper level to a lower level.
  • Collapses of structures onto workers.
  • Tools and equipment striking or falling on workers.

In general, wind speeds are highly variable depending on the location, altitude, and season. Employers are expected to monitor working conditions at any location where their employees are performing work, to identify hazards that are causing or are likely to cause harm to their employees, and to implement effective methods to control those hazards.

Businesses can take proactive steps to mitigate the effects of high winds and meet their general duty to protect their employees and SCATS is here to help! SCATS can review and make recommendations on best practices and implementation of an employer’s high wind protocols. If your business has questions or needs onsite training or consultation, please call 877-472-3368 or visit our website to submit a consultation request.


NPFMA-Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association
P.O. Box 97993
Las Vegas, NV 89193-7993

702-798-8653 Fax

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