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HR and Workplace Safety: Nevada

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Dora V. Lane and Bradley T. Cave of Holland & Hart LLP

Summary

  • The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act applies to all Nevada public employers and private employers involved in construction, explosives, the handling of asbestos and the operation of cranes. See Who Does OSHA Regulate?
  • The Act requires employers with more than 10 employees to have a safety plan, and employers with 25 or more employees to establish a safety committee. See Rights and Responsibilities Under OSHA.
  • Employers are required to maintain injury logs and report certain injuries and fatalities to the state of Nevada. See Rights and Responsibilities Under OSHA.
  • Nevada law provides for criminal penalties for workplace safety violations. See OSHA Enforcement Provisions.