State Plan Website]
Division of Industrial Relations
Department of Business & Industry
400 W. King Street, Suite 400
Carson City, NV 89703
Donald Jayne, Director & State Designee
1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89074
PH: (702) 486-9020
Fax: (702) 990-0358
Resty Malicdem, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite F-153
Reno, NV 89502
PH: (775) 824-4600
Fax: (775) 688-1378
Nevada OSHA website
Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
Henderson, Nevada 89074
PH: (702) 486-9140
Fax: (702) 990-0362
Joe Nugent, Chief Administrative Officer
About the Nevada State Plan
The State of Nevada, under an agreement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health
program in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Initial
approval of the Nevada state plan was published on January 4, 1974, and final approval was published
on April 18, 2000.
The Nevada State Plan is administered by the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR), Department of
Business and Industry. Within the DIR, an enforcement section and consultation section have been
established. Enforcement is provided by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(Nevada OSHA), and Consultation is provided by the Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section
Nevada OSHA and SCATS are headquartered in Henderson and have offices in Henderson, Reno and Elko.
The Nevada State Plan applies to all public and private sector employers in the State, with the
exception of Federal employees, the United State Postal Service (USPS), private sector maritime,
employment on Indian Lands, and areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction.
See 29 CFR 1952.295.
Regulations and Standards
Nevada adopts federal OSHA standards by reference and enforces OSHA standards contained within 29
CFR, parts 1910 (General Industry), 1926 (Construction) and 1928 (Agriculture). In addition, Nevada
has adopted additional requirements to include: safety programs, cranes, steel erection,
construction projects, asbestos, explosives, ammonium perchlorate and
photovoltaic system projects. Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Standards
and additional requirements can be accessed on the
Nevada OSHA website.
Nevada OSHA conducts inspections to ensure that employers are complying with safety and health
Voluntary and Cooperative Programs
The Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) provides assistance to private and
public employers through on-site safety and health consultative surveys, telephone support,
publications and educational outreach. The consultative surveys include the identification of
hazardous working conditions, program evaluations, industrial hygiene monitoring, and informal
training. SCATS offers a wide variety of compliance assistance materials such as the Nevada OSHA
poster in English and Spanish, Fact Sheets, Safety Tips, Video Lending Library, Publications and
Brochures. Formal classroom training is also conducted every month on safety and health regulatory
awareness and hazard recognition. Check the
SCATS website for the latest training schedule or call
the phone number listed in the contact section.
Nevada offers voluntary and cooperative programs to employers such as the Safety and Health
Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) [PDF
- 30 KB, 2 pages], the Alliance Program [PDF
- 32 KB, 2 pages] and Voluntary Protection Program
(VPP). Call SCATS for information on Nevada's Alliance program and SHARP; call Nevada OSHA for
information on VPP.
Policies and Procedures
Nevada OSHA follows an Operations Manual [PDF
- 347 KB, 263 pages] comparable to the federal Field Inspection Reference Manual
(FIRM) which provides policy guidance for its enforcement program.
Informal Conferences and Appeals
Pursuant to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 618.6488, the employer, any affected employee or the
employee representative many request an informal conference.
An employer who wishes to contest a citation or an employee who wishes to
contest an abatement date must submit a written objection to Nevada OSHA within
fifteen working days of receiving the citation (Nevada Revised Statute 618.475). The objection will
then be forwarded to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board (Board) for disposition. The
Board consists of five members appointed by the Governor and meets only at the call of the Chairman.
The Board provides administrative review of appeals for contested citations issued by Nevada OSHA
and affected employees are entitled to participate in hearings before the Board. Decisions of the
Board may be appealed to the appropriate State District Court.
Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
Scarpello and Huss Ltd.
600 E. Williams Street, Suite 300
Carson City, NV 89701-4052
PH: (775) 882-4577
Fax: (775) 882-0810
Nevada Division of Industrial Relations
OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but
changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's
control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.
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