The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health program will be administered and enforced by the Department
of Occupational Safety and Health of the Nevada Industrial Commission. Administrative adjudication of proposed penalties will be the responsibility of
an independent five member review board appointed by the Governor.
The program will cover all activities of employees and places of private and public employment except
those involving Federal employment, highway motor vehicles, and railroads, subject to the exercise of jurisdiction under other Federal safety and
health programs. It requires employers of one or more employees (including those employed by the State and its political subdivisions) to furnish them
employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm,
and to comply with all occupational safety and health standards promulgated or issued by the agency. Moreover, all safety and health standards adopted
by the United States Department of Labor shall be deemed Nevada Occupational Safety and Health standards. The Plan also directs employees to comply
with all occupational safety and health standards and regulations that are applicable to their own actions and conduct.
The Plan includes procedures for providing prompt and effective standards for the protection of
employees against new and unforeseen hazards and for furnishing information to employees on hazards, precautions, symptoms, and emergency treatment;
and procedures for the issuance of variances. It provides employer and employee representatives an opportunity to accompany inspectors and call
attention to possible violations, before, during, and after inspections; protection of employees against discharge or discrimination in terms and
conditions of employment; notice to employees or their representatives when no compliance action is taken upon complaints, including informal review;
notice to employees of their protections and obligations; adequate safeguards to protect trade secrets; prompt notice to employers and employees of
alleged violations of standards and abatement requirements; effective remedies against employers and the right to review alleged violations, abatement
periods, and proposed penalties with opportunity for employee participation in the review proceedings; procedures for prompt restraint or elimination
of imminent danger conditions, and procedures for inspection in response to complaints.
The Plan includes a legal opinion that it will meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970, and is consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada.
A merit system of personnel administration will be used.
The Plan provides a program of education, training, and consultation for employers and
The Plan is supplemented by the inclusion of implementing legislation and letters dated July 26,
August 10, and November 5, 1973, and a telegram dated Dec. 5, 1973.
[39 FR 1009, Jan. 4, 1974, as amended at 39 FR 8613, Mar. 6, 1974]