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Nevada State Plan

Nevada State Plan

Nevada State Plan

[Nevada State Plan Website]
  • Initial Approval: December 28, 1973
  • State Plan Certification: August 13, 1981
  • 18(e) Final Approval: April 18, 2000

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


The Nevada State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the state with the exception of federal government employees. Federal government employees, including those employed by the United State Postal Service, private sector maritime, employment on Indian Lands, and areas of exclusive federal jurisdiction, are covered under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

Unique State Plan Standards

Nevada OSHA has adopted all OSHA standards that would relate to public and private sector employer operations. Nevada OSHA incorporates federal standards by reference. Therefore, the state and federal standards are identical. Nevada OSHA has adopted the following unique standards:

  • Safety programs
  • Cranes
  • Steel Erection
  • Construction
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Ammonium Perchlorate and Photovoltaic
Enforcement Programs

Nevada OSHA compliance 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 regulations 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 public and private - comply with Nevada OSHA or 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, notifications and 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
  • Department of Business & Industry
  • 400 West King Street, Suite 400
  • Carson City, Nevada 89703
  • Steve George, Administrator
  • (775) 684-7262
  • (775) 684-7086

  • Nevada OSHA
  • 1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200
  • Henderson, NV 89074
  • (702) 486-9020
  • (702) 990-0358
  • Jess Lankford, 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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