Nevada First Aid laws & safety compliance analysis

Nevada First Aid: What you need to know

The level of first-aid services maintained will depend on the hazards normally present at the worksite. Both the law and good common sense require at least a basic level of readiness. Nevada has its own Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) regulatory program that governs private and public sector workplaces. The state's first-aid requirements are identical to those of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), except the state's definition of first aid is more descriptive, but not stricter, than the federal definition for injury and illness recordkeeping purposes. There is additional information and a detailed discussion of workplace first-aid requirements. Please see the national First Aid section.

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Nevada's definition of "first aid" is a single treatment and any follow-up visit for the purpose of observation of minor scratches, cuts, burns, splinters, and other injuries that do not ordinarily require medical care, even if the treatment or visit is provided by a physician or registered healthcare professional (NV Admin. Code 618.5506).

Any person who gratuitously provides emergency care in good faith at the scene of an emergency or provides or arranges for further medical treatment for the injured person is immune from civil liability for acts or omissions that may have been performed in providing such care. However, the law includes an exception to this immunity if the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 41.500).

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