Las Vegas, NV - July 20, 2020
Division of Industrial Relations has announced that violation of required health
and safety measures has resulted in Nevada OSHA issuing notices of citation and
penalty to the following businesses:
O’Reilly Auto Parts
9 Retail Road #2,
Dayton, NV 89403
1224 Arizona St.,
Boulder City, NV 89005
A citation was
issued to The Dillinger as a result of a referral received from local
authorities that observed ongoing noncompliance. Nevada OSHA officials opened
an investigation at the business based on the referral and found violations of
one or more health and safety requirements which resulted in the issuance of a
notice of citation and penalty.
at O’Reilly Auto Parts was issued after officials observed noncompliance with
one or more requirements of general and industry-specific guidance and
directives during both the initial observation and a follow up visit by
division officials. The employer was provided a notice and a request for
compliance during the first visit. Upon observation of ongoing noncompliance
during a follow up visit, a formal investigation was opened with the employer.
In addition to
the citations issued to O’Reilly, a notice was provided indicating that in the
event of future noncompliance, the Administrator may issue an order requiring
the business to cease all activity at that location during this state of
emergency under NRS 618.545(1) until the business has established and
implemented operating procedures to comply with the requirements.
visits have been conducted at 225 businesses where Nevada OSHA officials found
that 94 percent of those locations are now in compliance. Nine businesses have
been issued citations. Follow up visits this week will focus on pools, gyms and
other establishments where compliance rates are low, or where people are
engaging in activities with higher risk of transmission in the absence of
appropriate measures to mitigate that risk.
observations to determine compliance with mandated health and safety measures
began, Division of Industrial Relations officials have visited 2,638 business
establishments in northern and southern Nevada. The compliance rate for all
business sectors statewide at time of initial observation is currently 84
percent, with an 87 percent compliance rate in northern Nevada, and 82 percent
in the south.
On July 16 and
17, Division officials conducted 358 initial observations. Findings of those
compliance rate: 94 percent statewide, 94 percent in northern Nevada and 94
percent in southern Nevada
stores, 122 observations: 91 percent compliance
retail, 59 observations: 93 percent compliance
55 observations: 98 percent compliance
stores, 53 observations: 96 percent compliance
stores, 12 observations: 100 percent compliance
Information about general
and industry-specific guidance can be found on the Nevada Health Response
website, https://NVHealthResponse.nv.gov/ and the Division of Industrial Relations website, http://dir.nv.gov/.
Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) also offers free consultations
to businesses to help them understand and implement the requirements in order
to comply with the health and safety guidance and directives for all
businesses, and specific requirements for each industry. SCATS can be reached
by calling 1-877-4SAFENV.
Workplace health and safety
complaints can be reported to the Division by filing an online complaint at https://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html.
About the Division of Industrial Relations:
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) is the
principal regulatory agency responsible for workplace safety and worker
protections in the state of Nevada. Comprised of five sections
–Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Workers’ Compensation Section,
Mechanical Compliance Section, Mine Safety and Training Section, and the Safety
Consultation and Training Section – DIR works to protect Nevada’s working men
and women and provides a broad scope of training and support to the regulated
community. For more information please visit http://dir.nv.gov.
About Nevada OSHA:
Nevada OSHA operates as an approved state program as
defined by section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and is
required by the Act to operate in a manner that is at least as effective as the
federal OSHA enforcement program. Operating out of district offices in
Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada OSHA conducts inspections and investigations
intended to identify hazardous conditions which could harm Nevada’s workers and
enforces state and federal laws protecting the state’s workers. From July 2018
to June 2019, Nevada OSHA conducted over 1,060 inspections, issuing an average
of 1.4 serious violations per inspection. The Nevada State Plan, at the time of
publication of this media release, is funded by a grant of $1,486,600 federal
funds, which constitutes 50 percent of the State Plan budget. Fifty percent, or
$1,486,600 of the State Plan budget, is financed through non-governmental
sources. For more information visit http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/home.