NV OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance
May 26, 2022
Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NV OSHA) has issued an updated guidance for employers on COVID-19 to address the end of the Governor’s emergency declaration. NV OSHA explains that because COVID-19 continues to be a recognized health hazard in the workplace, employers still have a duty to protect their employees from this hazard.
NV OSHA details which requirements continue to apply to employers and provides information on each requirement. Specifically, the following requirements continue to apply in Nevada:
- The requirement for developing and using a COVID-19 prevention plan that includes job hazard analyses, sanitation procedures, and procedures for monitoring the health status of employees and ensuring that employees who meet the current CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation stay home from work;
- The requirements for assessing whether face coverings or other respiratory protection is needed in the workplace and providing required notice to employees who choose to wear N95 or KN95 masks;
- Face covering requirements imposed upon health care employers by the Department of Health and Human Services; and
- Recordkeeping and reporting requirements with respect to COVID-19 related hospitalizations or fatalities at healthcare facilities.
Additionally, NV OSHA will continue to support the federal OSHA’s COVID-19 National Emphasis Program by “evaluating previous COVID-19 inquiries and inspections for possible follow-up enforcement action” at certain hospitals, nursing care facilities and assisted living facilities.
We encourage all Nevada employers to carefully review this guidance. KZA attorneys are available to answer any questions you have or assist you with the continuation of your COVID-19 mediation measures.
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