On March 29, 1994, the Assistant Secretary approved Nevada's revised statutory penalty levels which
are the same as the revised Federal penalty levels contained in section 17 of the Act as amended on November 5, 1990.
Notices of violation. The State submitted a procedure for issuing notices of violation in lieu of
citations for certain other than serious violations which the employer agrees to abate. The procedure as modified was approved by the Assistant
Secretary on August 24, 1995.
Legislation. The State submitted amendments to its Occupational Safety and Health Act, enacted in 1981,
which: provide for notices of violation in lieu of citations for certain other than serious violations; delete the authority for temporary variances
for other than new standards; allow the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board to employ legal counsel; allow penalty collection actions
to be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction; and ensure confidentiality to employees making statements to the Division of Occupational Safety
and Health. Further amendments, enacted in 1989: require the maintenance of specific logs relating to complaints; provide public access to records on
complaints, except for confidential information; provide confidentiality for those employees who file complaints or make statements, as well as for
files relating to open cases; allow representatives of employees and former employees access to any records which indicate their exposure to toxic
materials or harmful physical agents; define representative of employees or former employees; allow health care providers and government employees in
the field of public safety, to file complaints; allow for oral complaints; require the division to respond to valid complaints of serious violations
immediately and of other violations within 14 days; provide that an employee who accompanies a compliance officer on the inspection is entitled to be
paid for the time spent, but that only one employee may accompany the compliance officer during the inspection; allow the Administrator of the
Division of Occupational Safety and Health to issue an emergency order to restrain an imminent danger situation; and, double maximum authorized
penalty levels. Amendments enacted in 1993 reflect the new State organizational structural by designating the previous Divisions as sections in the
Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry. The Assistant Secretary approved these amendments on August 24,
Field Operations Manual. The State's Field Operations Manual, comparable to the Federal Field
Operations Manual, through Change 4, was approved by the Assistant Secretary on August 24, 1995.
Consultation Manual. The State's Training and Consultation Section Policies and Procedures Manual was
approved by the Assistant Secretary on August 24, 1995.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Technical Manual. The State's adoption of the Federal
OSHA Technical Manual, through Change 3, with a cover sheet adapting Federal references to the State's administrative structure, was approved by the
Assistant Secretary on August 24, 1995.
Pre-construction conferences. A State regulations requiring pre-construction conferences with the
Division of Industrial Relations for certain types of construction projects was approved by the Assistant Secretary on August 24, 1995.
Reorganized Plan. The reorganization of the Nevada plan was approved by the Assistant Secretary on
August 24, 1995.
[59 FR 14556, March 29, 1994; 60 FR 43969, Aug. 24, 1995]