Nevada Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 618.005 to 618.936

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Adoption of federal OSHA standards: NRS 618.295.8

Occupational safety and health regulations: Nevada Administrative Code 618.001 to 618.986

Notification requirement: NRS 618.380

Regulatory Agencies

Nevada Department of Business and Industry (NDBI) Division of Industrial Relations (DIR)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nevada has adopted the federal Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) by reference for both private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) and public (state and local government offices and operations) sector employers. Nevada has an additional notification requirement.

· Administration and enforcement. DIR administers and enforces the HCS requirements in Nevada.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION OF EXPOSURE

NRS 618.380

Employers in Nevada are required to promptly notify any employee who has been or is being exposed to toxic materials or harmful physical agents in concentrations or at levels which exceed applicable standards. In addition, the employee(s) must be informed of any corrective action.


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