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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) email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org You can also dial 126.96.36.199 and enter your meeting number
Need help? Go to https://help.webex.com/
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) email@example.com
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