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  • July 23, 2021 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    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


  • July 22, 2021 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    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.


  • July 21, 2021 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    AMENDMENT TO JUNE 1, 2021 CLARK COUNTY LOCAL MITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT PLAN
    Effective July 21, 2021

    On July 20, 2021, the Clark County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting to consider the recommendations of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) regarding face coverings and possible mitigation measures to address the spread of COVID-19.

    Effective July 21, 2021, the Board has adopted the following rules applicable throughout Clark County, including municipalities located therein:

    1. All employers are required to ensure their employees wear face covering while working indoors, either with members of the public or in close contact with coworkers. Employees who have separate offices and workspaces need not wear masks while in those spaces. Face covering exemptions previously listed in the Governor’s Directive 45, Section 4 and medical exemptions under Directive 24, Section 7 are applicable in this Amendment.

    2. Effective 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, all employers open to the public are required to post new signage encouraging vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons to follow the SNHD’s guidelines on mask wearing indoors. Suggested signage is available from the SNHD, but businesses may use any signage as long as it includes the suggested SNHD language.

    3. Grocery stores, non-restricted gaming licensees at a hotel/resort property, indoor malls and other indoor venues hosting gatherings of more than 250 non-employee attendees are required to submit a COVID plan. Plans must be submitted electronically using a survey format and completed by 8:00 a.m. on July 26, 2021. Only one plan needs to be submitted per employer and/or venue management.

    4. This Amendment remains in place until August 17, 2021, when the Clark County Board of Commissioners will revisit these requirements at their regularly scheduled meeting of that date.

    Click here for official document


  • July 21, 2021 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    Department of Building & Fire Prevention
    From the Desk of: Jerome A. Stueve, P.E., Director

    NOTICE TO INDUSTRY

    Subject: Combined Board of Building Appeals Appointments

    Clark County Building & Fire Prevention is currently taking applications for the Combined Board of Building Appeals Committee for a four-year term beginning in 2021.

    Click here to apply to serve on the Clark County Combined Board of Building Appeals

  • July 20, 2021 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Stakeholders and Community Partners,

    Pursuant to NRS 237.080, please take notice the following proposed change to the Clark County Code is being proposed by the Clark County Board of County Commissioners as follows:

    • An ordinance to amend the International Building Code, Title 22, Chapter 22.04

    Attached is the public notice, the proposed ordinance, and the questionnaire.  Each of these documents are also available for review at Clark County website: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/departments/building___fire_prevention/index.php and the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention Customer Lobby at 4701 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118.

    The formal comment period ends Monday, August 16, 2021.

    Respectfully,
    Jerome A. Stueve, P.E.
    Director/Building & Fire Official

    Click here to access the IBC Title 22 Public Notice, Business Impact Questionnaire, and Proposed Amendment


  • June 25, 2021 1:36 PM | Anonymous

    As of June 24, 2021, there is updated COVID-19 Guidance from OSHA

    Nevada OSHA has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Business Operations under the State of Nevada’s Declaration of Emergency and Center for Disease Control Prevention and Guidance.  This updated guidance effective June 24, 2021 addresses areas including vaccination, face coverings, personal protective equipment, congregation of employees, sanitation practices, health monitoring, prevention plans and job hazard analysis. 

    The updates from the previous version of the guidance address modification of required sanitation practices including clarification of when cleaning should occur and under what circumstances the use of EPA List N disinfectants should be used.

    View Updated Guidance


  • June 04, 2021 12:23 PM | Anonymous


    For June 4, 2021 Release

    Media contact: Tom Polikalas, 775-386-7411; tpolikalas@gmail.com

    New Energy Efficient Technologies and Financing Opportunities Presented by Regional Experts

    (LAS VEGAS, NEV.) Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones (District F) is the keynote speaker at the "Saving Energy and Money in Government and Commercial Buildings and Fleets" event to be held online Wednesday June 9, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (PST)

    "I'm proud that Clark County's Department of Environment and Sustainability is leading an effort to identify innovative ways to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions while saving taxpayers money," said Jones.  "'All-In Clark County,' our Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, will play an important role in state, regional, and national efforts to lower energy costs, create good-paying green jobs, and diversify our economy.  This event brings several local government agencies together with the private sector to search for solutions to the challenges we face.  I believe this will lead to more rapid deployment of clean energy technologies and job creation"  

    “We’re honored to have Commissioner Jones share his thoughts on the need to accelerate the adoption of cost-effective carbon reducing technologies,” said Carolyn “Lina” Tanner, an Environmental and Natural Resources attorney moderating the forum. “Commissioner Jones is one of Nevada’s foremost leaders advocating for sustainable economic development.”

    Jones, elected to the Clark County Commission in 2018, previously served in the Nevada State Senate where he worked on important conservation issues including improving energy performance contracting standards in public buildings and protection of Red Rock Canyon. Since joining the County Commission, Commissioner Jones has championed mitigating climate change while fostering economic development and increasing access to community parks, trails, and natural spaces. 

    One of the new energy technologies presented at the event is next generation LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting, which cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Kale Flagg, CEO of Energy Optimization Services (EOS), a Nevada-based company headquartered in Reno, says that installing state-of-the-art, hyper-low-energy LED lighting and controls can save businesses and/or governments 50-90% on the lighting portion of their electric bill.

    “This is great news for both Nevada’s environment and economy,” says Flagg. “Savings through more efficient lighting technology brighten the bottom line of commercial building owners and operators. Schools and other public buildings can also have lower operating costs, using tax dollars for essential services instead of inefficient lighting.”

     “If you see a fluorescent tube in your office, school, or other building, you’re seeing a waste of energy and money and unneeded emissions of greenhouse gases,” Flagg explains. “We can upgrade these buildings’ lighting to state-of-the-art LEDs—in most cases without the need for any out-of-pocket funding by the business or government entity. Upgrades and retrofits can be paid off from the savings on energy bills, customarily in under two-and-a-half years. The building owner or operator is aiding the environment and concurrently putting money into their pocket from Day One; the energy costs reductions (i.e., the savings) are greater than the cost of financing the projects.”

    Innovative heating and cooling solutions that reduce greenhouse gases while saving building owners and operators money will be explained by Cary Smith of the GreyEdge Group, an design/engineering group which has completed several projects in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.  The GreyEdge Group use heat pumps that move “recycled thermal energy” from where it’s not needed to where it’s useful.

    For example, by using the heat discharged by air-conditioning systems in commercial buildings to heat water needed for laundry or other uses, cost-savings and emissions reductions are enormous and can eliminate the need for the combustion of fossil fuels. “It’s much more economical to move heat than it is to produce it or to discharge it from where it’s not wanted,” said Smith. “Using our unique “Thermal Highway” concept, the cost to heat and cool government or commercial buildings can be significantly reduced while achieving substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.”

    The event’s concluding speaker is Rick Gibson, Senior Investor Partner of Sustainability Partners, a business that funds energy, infrastructure, and transportation improvements, known as “Infrastructure as-a-Utility Service”. In their model, Sustainability Partners makes the capital investment to pay for the upgrading and maintenance of buildings and government fleets with the latest energy saving technologies; it then charges a monthly use fee that typically saves government agencies money on their operating costs—while creating jobs and reducing emissions through the upgrades. Gibson will highlight the example of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation being able to upgrade its entire fleet with zero-emission electric vehicles, charging stations and infrastructure, through their contract with Sustainability Partners, saving the DOT an average of $900/year per vehicle in fuel costs and 75% in vehicle maintenance costs over their lifespan.

    This free event is organized by Nv|EfX, Nevada Energy Forums and Exhibitions, EOS, GreyEdge Group, Sustainability Partners, and supported by ReEnergize Reno, All In Clark County, the Washoe County Air Quality District, the Northern Nevada Facility Management Association (NNFMA), the Sierra Nevada Ally, 1 Sun Solar, the Western States Hydrogen Alliance, the Tanner Law & Strategy Group, Steven T. Polikalas, Ltd., East Shore Communications, Inc., Nevada Industry Excellence, and the Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association (NPFMA).

    Registration is available at GoToWebinar online at https://bit.ly/3wMGB9E For more information on this or future Nv|EfX events, please contact Tom Polikalas at 775-386-7411 or tpolikalas@gmail.com.

  • May 17, 2021 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    From the office of:
    Vicki L. White, PMP, MCBA, LSSBB
    City of Henderson
    Department of Utility Services
    Utility Administrative Services Manager


    Click here to read the full announcement

  • May 14, 2021 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
    DIVISION OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
    OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Scope: Updated Guidance for Business Operations under the State of Nevada’s Declaration of Emergency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance

    This guidance, effective May 14, 2021, applies to all businesses currently authorized to operate in Nevada and includes updates from provisions of Declaration of Emergency Directive #045 and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on May 13, 2021.   This guidance supersedes previous guidance released on May 10, 2021.

    Declaration of Emergency Directives #045, along with #024, #028 and #044, require businesses to comply with guidelines promulgated by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NV OSHA) to minimize the risk of spread of COVID‐19, including sanitation measures and face coverings. Directive #044 also encourages employers to take proactive measures to implement social distancing guidelines promulgated by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). NV OSHA is also responsible for enforcing all violations of its guidelines, protocols, and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Governor’s Directives.

    To support the continued efforts of the State of Nevada, NV OSHA is providing this guidance, and the requirements found within, for businesses authorized to operate under current Directives.  The measures contained in the document are required of each business and should be applied to all employees of that business. As we battle the coronavirus pandemic, this guidance may continue to evolve.

    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL RELEASE


  • May 10, 2021 3:53 PM | Anonymous

    This guidance, effective May 10, 2021, applies to all businesses currently authorized to operate in Nevada and includes updates from provisions of Declaration of Emergency Directive #045. This guidance supersedes previous guidance released on April 26, 2021.

    Declaration of Emergency Directives #045, along with #024, #028 and #044, require businesses to comply with guidelines promulgated by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NV OSHA) to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19, including sanitation measures, and face coverings. Directive #044 also encourages employers to take proactive measures to implement social distancing guidelines promulgated by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). NV OSHA is also responsible for enforcing all violations of its guidelines, protocols, and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Governor’s Directives.

    To support the continued efforts of the State of Nevada, NV OSHA is providing this guidance, and the requirements found within, for businesses authorized to operate under current Directives. The measures contained in the document are required of each business and should be applied to all employees of that business. As we battle the coronavirus pandemic, this guidance may continue to evolve.

    The NV OSHA requirements for all businesses currently authorized to operate include, but are not limited to, the following:

    General Operations Requirements:

    Face coverings:
         - All employers must provide face coverings* for employees and shall require these employees to wear the face coverings* in all instances where required by emergency directives and associated guidance issued on the NVHealthResponse website or by Nevada OSHA. (Required/Ref. Declaration of Emergency Directive #021, section 12; Declaration of Emergency Directive #044,section 6; Declaration of Emergency Directive #045, section 6)

         - All employers shall require employees to wear a face covering* in any space visited by the general public, even if no one else is present. (Required/Ref. NVHealthResponse Guidance on Directive 024: Face Coverings, Declaration of Emergency Directive #044, section 6; Declaration of Emergency Directive #045, section 6)

         - All employers must require employees to wear a face covering* in any space where food is prepared or packaged, for sale, or generally distributed to others. (Required/Ref. NVHealthResponse Guidance on Directive 024: Face Coverings)

    Close or limit access to common areas where employees are likely to congregate and interact. When in common areas, face coverings* are required for employees. (Required/ Ref. NVHealthResponse Guidance on Directive 024: Face Coverings)

    Maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and equipment with Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label claims against the coronavirus. See: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

    Provide sanitation and cleaning supplies for addressing common surfaces in multiple users’ mobile equipment and multiple user tooling. Recommended based on the specifics of a business’s services and procedures. (Required/Ref. Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, OSHA 3990-03 2020)

    Conduct daily surveys of changes to staff/labor health conditions. NV OSHA is emphasizing the need for business leadership to be working with and aware of the health and well-being of its staff. (Required/Ref. - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, OSHA 3990-03 2020)

    Ensure that any identified first responders in the labor force are provided and use the needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and equipment for protection from communicable or infectious disease. (Required/29 CFR 1910.1030)

    Provide access to potable and sanitary water. (Required/29 CFR 1926.15 or 29 CFR 1910.141)

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    *Section 4 of Nevada Declaration of Emergency Directive #024 states “For the purposes of this Directive, “face covering” is defined as a covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth, including without limitation, cloth face masks, surgical masks, towels, scarves, and bandanas.”

    For employees, Nevada OSHA does not recognize face shields as an alternative to or as an effective “face covering.” The face covering must effectively control the breathing zone and restrain any expelled or exhaled water droplets within the covering.

    Further, any guidance, protocol, plan or regulation that is produced by the State of Nevada or County shall be enforced by Nevada OSHA per Section 7 of Declaration of Emergency #044.

    Following these guidelines does not constitute, and is not a substitute for, compliance with all laws and regulations applicable at any particular time. Individuals and businesses are responsible to ensure that they comply with all laws and regulations that apply to them, including, but not limited to, federal and state health and safety requirements. Additionally, compliance with these regulations does not ensure against the spread of infections from COVID-19 or any other cause.

    COVID-19 Prevention Plan:

    Nevada OSHA considers COVID-19 a recognized hazard. Nevada OSHA will continue to require all businesses to protect employees from all recognized hazards which includes COVID-19.

    Employers shall implement COVID-19 Prevention Programs in the workplace. The most effective programs engage workers and their union or other representatives in the program's development, and include the following key elements: conducting a hazard assessment; identifying a combination of measures that limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace; adopting measures to ensure that workers who are infected or potentially infected are separated and sent home from the workplace; and implementing protections from retaliation for workers who raise COVID-19 related concerns.

    The COVID – 19 Prevention Program will be recognized by and added to the Written Workplace Safety Program (WWSP) required by Nevada Revised Statutes 618.383 and Nevada Administrative Code 618.538 for businesses with more than 10 employees. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees are highly encouraged to have a written COVID – 19 Prevention Program.

    Job Hazard Analysis:

    A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) will be completed for each task, procedure, or instance that is identified where transmission of the COVID 19 virus is an immediate concern. Any JHA drafted for this purpose must be equivalent in detail and scope as identified in Federal OSHA publication 3071. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3071.pdf

    A JHA developed for this purpose must identify the task being addressed, hazard being addressed (spread of COVID-19), and controls to be used to address the hazard.

    Engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE identified and developed through the JHA to address the hazard must be supplied by the employer.

    Training must be provided to staff for any policy, practice, or protocol that is used to address the hazard via a JHA.

    Training must be provided to staff for any equipment, engineered process, administrative control, or PPE that was identified and developed through the JHA to address the social distancing requirements or alternative policies, practices, or protocols implemented when social distancing is infeasible/impractical.

    NV OSHA emphasizes that slowing/addressing the spread of COVID-19 is a required aspect of all activities/tasks/services associated with open businesses and will continue to enforce or promote the use of identified measures to address this public health crisis.

    NV OSHA seeks to ensure that all businesses authorized to operate under current Directives implement the aforementioned mandates and also seeks to distribute this information so that all included sectors of business are fully aware of these requirements. If your business, group, or association is receiving this memo, then please recognize this memo as notice to your business, group, or association that the previously mentioned mandates and guidance may be adopted and put into effect.

    Need Additional Assistance?

    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.

    For further guidance, please see the following links:

    Federal OSHA COVID – 19 Prevention Program resources-

    - https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework

    - https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/guidance/industry

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

    State of Nevada- https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

    Mine Safety and Health Administration: https://www.msha.gov/coronavirus

    NV OSHA Information: http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Home/

    THIS GUIDANCE IS SUBJECT TO REVISION AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS GATHERED. PLEASE CHECK IN FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES.

    If you have questions, please call the number below.
    Jess Lankford
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Phone # 702.486.9020


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