HR and Workplace Safety: Nevada
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
- 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 Written Safety Plan, and employers with more than 25 employees to establish a safety committee. See Rights and Responsibilities Under OSHA.
- Employers are required to 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.