Nevada OSHA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 618 et seq., and regulations at Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 618.001 to 618.986

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Covered employers:

Private and public sector: NRS 618.095

Mandatory training in construction: NRS 618.950 to 618.990

Safety committee: NRS 618.383

Written safety plan: NAC 618.538, NAC 618.540, and NAC 618.542

Regulatory Agency

Nevada Department of Business and Industry Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NVOSHA)

Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)

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Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nevada is a "state-plan" state, which means it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. State law governs occupational safety and health in both the public and private sector workplaces, except for federal facilities, domestic employment, and mines. Nevada adopted the federal safety and health standards by reference, and has added state-specific requirements that are stricter than federal requirements for explosives handling, machine guarding, process safety for ammonium perchlorate, and recordkeeping. All construction site workers and supervisors must complete a 10- or 30-hour construction training course. Nevada law also requires all private and public sector employers with more than 10 employees to develop written safety plans, and employers with 25 or more employees at each worksite to establish safety committees.

For information on the federal requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.

· Administration and enforcement. The Department ...


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