Las Vegas, NV July 23, 2020
Division of Industrial Relations has announced that violation of required workplace
health and safety measures has resulted in Nevada OSHA issuing notices of
citation and penalty to the following businesses:
4505 West Charleston
Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102
5311 West Charleston
Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
were issued after officials observed noncompliance with one or more
requirements of general and industry-specific guidance and directives during both
an initial observation and a follow up visit by division officials. The employers
were 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, 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
visits have been conducted at 310 businesses where Nevada OSHA officials found that
93 percent of those locations are now in compliance. Eleven businesses have
been issued citations. Follow up visits this week will focus on pools, casinos,
strip malls and large shopping malls, pharmacies and other establishments that
have been the subject of multiple complaints filed by employees.
observations to determine compliance with mandated health and safety measures
began, Division of Industrial Relations officials have visited 3,508 business
establishments in northern and southern Nevada. The compliance rate for all
business sectors statewide at time of initial observation has increased to 87
percent, with an 88 percent compliance rate in northern Nevada, and 85 percent
in the south.
officials are also monitoring trends to determine the effectiveness of
educational outreach and request for voluntary compliance with health and
safety measures during the initial observation and are noting the following
pools: 55 percent initial compliance, 83 percent follow up compliance
parks: 50 percent initial compliance, 100 percent follow up compliance
Stores: 82 percent initial compliance, 91 percent follow up compliance
88 initial compliance, 85 percent follow up 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.
1Not all businesses with noncompliance noted at time of the follow up are issued citations. A change in the standards of published guidance and/or directives may necessitate additional observations in order to validate noncompliance with the new standard. Additionally, after opening a formal investigation process during the follow up visit, the observed violations or conditions may be found to be invalid, resulting in no citation being issued.
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.