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Nevada State Plan

Nevada State Plan

Nevada State Plan


  • Initial Approval: Jan. 4, 1974 (39 FR 1009)
  • State Plan Certification: August 25, 1981 (46 FR 42844, 42846)
  • 18(e) Final Approval: April 18, 2000 (65 FR 20742)

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) is part of the Division of Industrial Relations, Department of Business and Industry. The main office is located in Las Vegas.


The Nevada State Plan applies to private sector workplaces in the state with the exception of:

  1. Maritime employment, including shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring;
  2. Contract workers and contractor-operated facilities engaged in United States Postal Service (USPS) mail operations;
  3. Contractors and subcontractors on land under exclusive federal jurisdiction;
  4. Private-sector employment on military facilities and bases;
  5. Employment on Indian land;
  6. All working conditions of aircraft cabin crewmembers onboard aircraft in operation; and
  7. Any hazard, industry, geographical area, operation or facility over which the state is unable to effectively exercise jurisdiction for reasons not related to the required performance or structure of the plan.

The Nevada State Plan also applies to state and local government employers. It does not apply to federal government employers, including the United States Postal Service. Federal OSHA covers the issues not covered by the Nevada Plan. In addition, Federal OSHA retains enforcement of the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Section 11(c), 29 USC 660(c), with respect to the private sector. Nevada OSHA also investigates private and state and local government workplace retaliation cases under a provision analogous to Section 11(c).

A brief summary of the Nevada State Plan is included in the Code of Federal Regulations at 29 CFR 1952.15. Federal OSHA retains the authority to promulgate, modify, or revoke occupational safety and health standards under Section 6 of the OSH Act. In the event that Federal OSHA resumes enforcement, those federal standards will be enforced. Federal OSHA also retains the authority to monitor the State Plan under Section 18(f) of the OSH Act.

State Plan Standards and Regulations

Nevada OSHA has incorporated most OSHA standards by reference. Nevada OSHA has adopted the following unique standards:

General Industry

  • Safety Programs
  • Cranes
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Ammonium Perchlorate
  • Photovoltaic System Installation
  • Sanitation
  • Hazard Communication


  • Cranes
  • Steel Erection
  • Asbestos
Enforcement Programs

Nevada OSHA is responsible for the enforcement of Nevada OSHA safety and health standards. Nevada OSHA utilizes the Nevada Operations Manual (NOM) to provide guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of Nevada OSHA standards are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and worker complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in Nevada can be found on the Nevada State Plan website.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

Nevada OSHA offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Nevada OSHA also offers on-site consultation services which help employers – both state and local government and private sector – comply with Nevada OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Nevada State Plan website.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

Nevada OSHA conducts informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Review Board hears and rules on appeals from citations and notifications of proposed penalties issued by Nevada OSHA's enforcement unit. For more information on these proceedings, please visit the Nevada State Plan website.

Contact Information

Division of Industrial Relations
  • Ray Fierro, Interim Administrator
  • Department of Business and Industry
  • 400 W King Street, Suite 400
  • Carson City, NV 89703
  • (775) 684-7270

  • Nevada OSHA
  • Jess Lankford, Chief Administrative Officer
  • 3360 West Sahara Avenue
  • Suite 200
  • Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • (702) 486-9020
  • (702) 990-0358

  • Reno Office
  • 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite F-153
  • Reno, NV 89502
  • (775) 688-3700
  • (775) 688-1378

  • Additional information may be found on the Nevada State Plan homepage.


OSHA makes every effort to ensure that this webpage is accurate and up-to-date; however, for the latest information please contact the State Plan directly.

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