Nevada Fire Drills laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Fire Drills: What you need to know

Nevada has no specific law or regulation requiring private employers to conduct fire drills, with the exception of schools and healthcare facilities.
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act(OSH Act) standards, adopted by Nevada's own occupational safety and health act, do require companies with 10 or more employees to have written fire prevention and emergency exit plans for each workplace. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate the plans orally. To ensure that the exit plan will work in an actual emergency, it is advisable to rehearse regularly with annual or semiannual drills.
State employees. All employees of state agencies and the state Legislature participate in annual fire drills under the Department of Administration's risk management program. For assistance in planning or coordinating drills, call 775-687-3190.
Schools. All public schools in Nevada are required to have monthly fire/evacuation drills to be supervised by members of the school board and the local fire chief. Three of the drills per school year may be for natural disasters or chemical explosions (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 392.450). Private schools follow the fire drill regulations for public schools except that drills can be biweekly (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 394.170). Schools' emergency procedures and evacuation maps must be posted, and records of drills must be kept.
Residential healthcare and assisted living facilities. To be licensed, these facilities must develop evacuation plans, post them, and communicate them to residents and employees (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 449.037(9)).
In Nevada, counties and local governments are responsible for planning and implementation of evacuations for ...

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