Las Vegas, NV March 27, 2023
Nevada OSHA aims to ensure
employers provide safe and healthful workplaces. To ensure enforcement
resources are directed at workplaces with the highest rates of injuries and
illnesses, Nevada OSHA has updated its Programmed Inspection Plan.
The updated plan document has
been posted to the Division of Industrial Relations, OSHA section homepage: https://dir.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dir.nv.gov/content/OSHA/Features/OSHA%20Programmed%20Inspection%20Plan%203-24-23.pdf.
Industries have been selected
for inclusion in the plan based on the following criteria:
- Industries with high injury and illness rates that
result in time away from work, restricted job roles, or permanent
transfers to new positions. This is known as the DART (Days Away,
Restricted or Transferred) Rate. The statewide DART Rate was 2.1 in
2021 and the Programmed Inspection Plan includes certain industries with DART
rates of 2.5 or higher.
- Industries which have been issued an average number of
violations per inspection of three or more.
Abatement Projects (pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 618.830)
Manufacturing (NAICS 311xxx)
Manufacturing (NAICS 321xxx)
- Plastics and Rubber Products
Manufacturing (NAICS 326xxx)
Mineral Product Manufacturing (NAICS
and Storage (NAICS 493xxx)
in Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623xxx)
Auto Repair (NAICS 81111)
Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 811121)
Launderers and Linen Supply (NAICS 8123xx)
Nevada OSHA will use a
randomized list of businesses for each industry to determine the order that
businesses will receive a comprehensive inspection. Employers that have
received a comprehensive inspection within the last three years are excluded
from the Programmed Inspection Plan.
The updated inspection plan
also includes a number of National Emphasis Programs that were previously
adopted by Nevada OSHA. For a full list, refer to the OSHA Programmed
Inspection Plan document on the division’s website.
Assistance Available from
Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
SCATS is here to help. SCATS
is focused on keeping Nevadans safe and healthy while on the job. SCATS offers
resources for employers and employees alike, from training to consultation or
an onsite program review.
SCATS’ on-site safety and
health consultation service can provide employers with a completely
confidential safety and health consultation at no charge. SCATS can review and
make recommendations on best practices and implementation of an employer’s
Written Workplace Safety Program (WWSP) and other safety protocols. A
consultation visit could reduce the likelihood of fines from a possible OSHA
compliance inspection and may help lower workers’ compensation costs.
Contact SCATS at 877-472- 3368 or submit a consultation request at https://www.4safenv.state.nv.us/contact/.
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