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This guidance, effective May 1, 2021, applies to all businesses currently authorized to operate in Nevada and includes updates from provisions of Declaration of Emergency Directive #044. This guidance supersedes previous guidance released on November 25, 2020. Declaration of Emergency Directives #044, along with #024 and #028, 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.
Notice of Hearing for the Adoption of Regulations of the Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry
June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
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, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held via a Webex meeting only. Webex allows for video and teleconferencing. Pursuant to Governor Sisolak's March 22, 2020 Declaration of Emergency Directive 006, the requirement contained in NRS 241.023(1)(b), that there be a physical location designated for meetings of public bodies where members of the public are permitted to attend and participate, is suspended in order to mitigate against the possible exposure or transmission of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Accordingly, any person planning to participate in the meeting must participate by using the Webex Access information immediately below.
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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 mitigate heat stress in the workplace. The proposed regulations are necessary to mitigate occupational injuries and illnesses resulting from heat exposure in the workplace. In calendar year 2019 there were a total of 3,080 reports in the United States of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses resulting from exposure to environmental heat; 47 accepted workers’ compensation claims in Nevada in fiscal year 2020; and a total of 113 complaint or referrals to Nevada OSHA in calendar year 2020.
The estimated economic effect of the proposed regulations on (a) regulated businesses and (b) the public, including, stated separately: (i) adverse and beneficial effects; and (ii) immediate and long- term effects:
(a) Regulated businesses:
(i) Adverse and beneficial effects:
The Division anticipates a direct adverse financial effect on regulated businesses as the result of these regulations to mitigate heat stress on employees at the workplace, which is the cost of acquiring a wet-bulb globe heat stress meter, which starts at $125.10, plus tax. Other adverse effects, if any, are difficult to determine at this time but may include the costs of providing potable drinking water and shade or other cooling mechanisms at the workplace; and developing, implementing and training on heat illness and the employer’s heat stress management program in its written safety program. There will be no indirect cost to regulated or small businesses.
The Division believes that there will be no direct beneficial effects on regulated or small businesses as the result of these regulations, but there may be indirect beneficial effects on reduced employee lost time from heat illness.
(ii) Immediate and long-term effects:
The Division does not anticipate any immediate effects, either adverse or beneficial, on regulated and small businesses as a result of these regulations mitigating heat stress in the workplace. The adverse effects, if any, are difficult to determine at this time but may include the costs of a wet-bulb globe heat stress meter ($125.10 per unit) available for each covered workplace; providing potable drinking water and shade or other cooling mechanisms at the workplace; and developing, implementing and training on heat illness and the employer’s heat stress management program in its written safety program. There will be no indirect costs to regulated or small businesses.
The Division does not anticipate any long-term adverse effects on regulated and small businesses as a result of these regulations, but there may be long-term beneficial effects on reduced employee lost time from heat illness. There will be no direct or indirect costs to regulated or small businesses.
(b) The public:
The Division anticipates no adverse effects, either direct or indirect, on the public as the result of these regulations mitigating heat stress on employees at the workplace. There will be no direct or indirect cost to the public.
The Division believes that there will be no beneficial effects, either direct or indirect, on the public as the result of these regulations.
The Division does not anticipate any immediate effects, either adverse or beneficial, on the public as a result of these regulations mitigating heat stress on employees at the workplace. There will be no direct or indirect costs to the public.
The Division does not anticipate any long-term effects, either adverse or beneficial, on the public as a result of these regulations. There will be no direct or indirect costs to the public.
The estimated cost to the Division for enforcement of the proposed regulations: The Division does not anticipate incurring any additional cost for these proposed permanent regulations mitigating heat stress on employees in the workplace.
The Division believes that the proposed regulation does not overlap or duplicate any existing regulation. The proposed regulation is not required by federal law and there is no equivalent federal law.
The proposed regulation does not establish a new fee or increase an existing fee. The proposed regulation does not provide for a new fee or increase an existing fee payable to the Division.
The Division invites representatives of regulated businesses and the public to attend the public hearing and/or prepare written and/or oral comments concerning the proposed regulations. A copy of the proposed language for LCB File No. R053-20, may be downloaded at the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration website: http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Home. Before the Public Hearing, persons may submit written comments to Donald C. Smith, Esq., Senior Division Counsel, Division of Industrial Relations, 3360 W. Sahara Avenue, #250, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If no person who is directly affected by the proposed regulation appears to make oral comments, the Division will proceed immediately to act upon any written submissions.
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations or assistance at the public hearing must notify Kim Toledo, at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 3360 W. Sahara Ave., #200, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102, or by calling (702) 486-9168 at least three (3) working days prior to the scheduled hearing date.
A copy of this notice and the proposed regulations are available at the Division's web page (http://www. http://dir.nv.gov/Meetings/Meetings/). This notice and the text of the proposed regulations are also in the State of Nevada Register of Administrative Regulations, which is prepared and published monthly by the Legislative Counsel Bureau pursuant to NRS 233B.0653, and on the internet at http://www.leg.state.nv.us. Copies of this notice and the proposed regulations will also be mailed to members of the public upon request. A reasonable fee may be charged for copies if it is deemed necessary.
Notice required by NRS 233B.064: Upon adoption of any regulation, the agency (the Division), if requested to do so by an interested person, either before adoption or thirty days thereafter, shall issue a concise statement or the principal reasons for and against its adoption, and incorporate therein its reason for overruling the consideration urged against its adoption.
The requirements set forth in NRS 241.020(4)(a) for the posting of agendas for public meetings was suspended in Governor Sisolak's March 22, 2020 Declaration of Emergency Directive 006. This notice has been posted on Nevada’s notice website: http://leg.state.nv.us/App/Notice/A/; and the Division’s website: http://dir.nv.gov/Meetings/Meetings, as set forth in NRS 241.020(4)(b) and (4)(c).
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Company: City of North Las Vegas
POSITION TITLE: Facilities TechnicianDepartment: Public Works Building Maintenance
Performs skilled work of considerable difficulty in the installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of heating, boilers, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and associated systems. Performs skilled work in other building maintenance skilled trades of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting.
Performs skilled and semi-skilled work in building maintenance duties using a variety of hand tools, power tools, and related equipment. Performs at a journey level in all of the skilled trade areas of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Performs semi-skilled repairs in the areas of locksmith, carpentry, painting, roof repair, as well as various other trades. May supervise subordinate crew members.
Click here to learn more about this position
The Division of Industrial Relations has adopted an emphasis program to ensure that employees in high- hazard industries or workplaces are protected from contracting SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, which directed the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to launch a national program to focus OSHA enforcement efforts related to COVID-19 on violations that put the largest number of workers at serious risk, and to enforce OSHA’s anti-retaliation mandates.
Nevada OSHA, operating as an approved state enforcement program, is implementing the provisions of the national program throughout the state of Nevada to supplement the agency’s existing COVID-19 mitigation and enforcement efforts.
The adoption of this new program will guide the agency’s continuing COVID-19 compliance efforts within industries identified through national and state data as being at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. High-hazard industries identified in the emphasis program include: healthcare, construction, food and agriculture, energy, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and gaming. The list of targeted NAICS codes is included in the link below.
See NAICS Codes
The program will permit Nevada OSHA to realign inspection resources in a manner that will protect the largest number of workers likely to be exposed to COVID-19 based on their job duties, which will in turn reduce the number of unplanned visits conducted in low-risk industries. Nevada OSHA will also continue to respond to complaints of workplace health and safety concerns from any industry.
The COVID-19 national emphasis program as adopted by Nevada OSHA is available for review at https://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Regulations/
A large portion of our mission statement is to educate Facility Managers. I want to keep everyone up to speed on potential Nevada laws that can affect us if they are passed.
Another bill was introduced two weeks ago now in the Nevada Assembly, on 3/15 and then went to committee on 3/16. It is AB280 and would require any public buildings constructed after October 2021 with a single-stall restroom to make the single-stall restroom as inclusive and accessible as possible for: a parent/guardian with a child; a person with a disability; a person of any gender identity. It also would require the signage/placarding outside the room to say either "All-Gender Bathroom” or “All-Accessible Bathroom”. I am told that there has already been a little leniency noted in introduction that the word “bathroom” could be replaced with “restroom”.
Again, this bill just went to committee, but it may warrant understanding it if the committee work sessions it, committee passes it and it goes to the assembly floor for a vote. If so, it could go to the Senate and become a law we must all comply with.
The full bill can be viewed here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/7756/Text
AB 383 was introduced last Tuesday 3/23 in the Nevada Assembly. It opens NRS 701 - Energy Policy and pertains to the adoption of standards for energy efficiency appliances - prohibiting the sales, lease OR installation of any appliances that are not in compliance. The installation portion is very solidly written to exclude any contractor from installing appliances obtained from out of state that are not in compliance.
It mentions many commercial kitchen appliances such as stoves, commercial coolers and dishwashers. It also mentions other electronic systems including computers, monitors, electric vehicle charging stations, etc.
The bill addresses items a lot of Nevada facility managers have or use, but wouldn't require us to get rid of any of our equipment - just to buy the appropriately rated items moving forward.
I feel that this bill is very important for FMs in Nevada to know and to understand. Even if you do not have equipment currently that qualifies, you may move into a job that does.
This bill has just been introduced and is now in committee (as of 3/25/21), but a vote is likely in the future when it could become law.
I encourage you to learn more about this proposed legislation.
To read the full bill and understand what may become law here in Nevada, use this link:
Company: City of North Las Vegas POSITION TITLE: Facilities TechnicianDepartment: Public Works Building Maintenance
DNV GL – Energy North America is seeking an Account Manager - Energy Efficiency to join our PDI group, supporting NV Energy Programs. This person will perform outreach activities to promote energy efficiency and demand response, project energy savings and conduct inspections. This position is based out of our Las Vegas, NV office.
Click here to see requirements and qualifications
Statement released by Director/ Building & Fire Official Jerome Stueve:
NOTICE TO INDUSTRY
Subject: New Electronic Plan Review System ePermitHub
On March 8, 2021, Building & Fire Prevention will be transitioning to a new electronic plan review system called ePermitHub, which we believe will provide a better customer service experience. To accommodate the transition to the new system, the Citizen Access Portal will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, through 7:00 a.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021.
Beginning at 7:01 a.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021, all new permit applications must be submitted through the Citizen Access Portal using the new ePermitHub PLAN ROOM button. In addition, applications that were submitted prior to March 8, 2021, but that were not yet accepted by Building & Fire Prevention (i.e. not yet "In Review" status), will be converted to the new ePermitHub PLAN ROOM by our department. However, any plans that were already submitted and "In Review" status prior to March 8th will continue to be processed through Citizen Access using the existing EDR attachment process.
Click here to see official notice.
Notices of Public Workshops for LCB
File Nos. R044-20 and R053-20
The Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry is providing notice of two separate public workshops to solicit comments on proposed regulations. Below you will find links to view the complete notice and detail. Once workshop will cover proposed regulations regarding violence in medical facilities. The other will cover proposed regulations regarding heat stress in the workplace.
Notice: Violence in Medical Facilities
Notice: Heat Stress in the Workplace
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