Nevada Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Medical Treatment: What you need to know

There are no state laws requiring employers to have a dispensary at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. However, the Nevada health and safety code, which adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is an individual (or individuals) who is adequately trained to administer first aid. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending on the size, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options (29 CFR 1910.151).
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Under Nevada's workers' compensation laws, employers have an obligation to arrange for the treatment of people who are injured on the job and to purchase insurance to pay the expenses of such treatment.
In cases of exposure to harmful chemicals, there may be substance-specific measures beyond routine first aid that are recommended to counteract the effects of exposure. These can be found on the material safety data sheets that employers are required to keep on file to satisfy state and federal hazard communication standards, commonly referred to as “right-to-know” laws. There is additional information.
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