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About the Nevada State Plan [Nevada State Plan Website]

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 (SCATS).

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.

Enforcement Programs

Nevada OSHA conducts inspections to ensure that employers are complying with safety and health standards.

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), the Alliance Program 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) 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
(775) 882-4577
(775) 882-0810
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Nevada Division of Industrial Relations

Contact Information

Division of Industrial Relations
  • Department of Business & Industry
  • 1301 N Green Valley Pkwy, Suite #200
  • Henderson, NV 89074
  • Don Soderberg, Administrator/State Plan Designee
  • Bio
  • (702) 486-9000
  • (702) 486-9172

  • Nevada OSHA
  • 1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
  • Henderson, NV 89074
  • (702) 486-9020
  • (702) 990-0365
  • John Wanamaker, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Reno Office
  • 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite F-153
  • Reno, NV 89502
  • (775) 824-4600
  • (775) 688-1378
  • Nevada OSHA website
  • Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
  • 1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
  • Henderson, Nevada 89074
  • (702) 486-9140
  • (702) 990-0362
  • Todd Shultz, Chief Administrative Officer
  • SCATS website


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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